Summer Riding in the Adirondacks -this is one of my favorite things!! The way the road just stretches out before me, inviting me to twist the throttle and fly...
|From Route 84, between Newcomb and Interstate 87|
|Route 74 by Eagle Lake|
Some bikers waved at me, others didn't...
The tradition of the Biker Wave supposedly goes back to the day Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson passed each other while riding and gave each a friendly wave.
Some think it goes back to the days of Knights on Horseback, lifting their visor to acknowledge each other.
And there are as many styles of biker waves as there are motorcycle manufacturers: two fingers (like ✌) pointed down, pointed up, open handed regular wave, a 'thumbs up', etc., etc.
There are a few Bikers out there who will only wave to other Harley Riders. Sport Bike Riders sometimes fall into this as well.
As for me, I'm a little different.
At first I wouldn't wave to anyone on a Can-Am Spyder, believing that since they never started out as an actual motorcycle those riding them weren't 'true' Bikers. I wouldn't wave at anyone on a scooter either.
But then I had an 'ah-ha' moment.
Those that are brave enough to get out of their cage [of their car or truck] and share the road deserve to be recognized.
There's a whole lot of people in this great wide world, and those of us that ride are truly linked in a special way.
The Bike doesn't make the Biker. It's the Biker that makes the Bike.
So, I choose to wave. Hoping you'll wave back.