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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by smee, Jan 13, 2012.
Assuming that you are not in the wrong, eh?
I've done the slow clap before as well as a wave. I wave when they cut me off and they see me in their rear view mirror. A slow clap for someone in the right lane on a freeway slowing everyone down...not so much a slow clap because I had to rush it before the bike slowed down too much...but was hilarious
Blow a kiss. Always blow a kiss. I you think you did nothing wrong and they're raging at you and you blow a kiss in their direction they will go APE!
Slightly OT, but I was in the cage yesterday, turning left into a main road from business premises. A postie on postiebike was coming down the main road from the opposite direction turning right across me into a side street. As I turned into the main road I slowed down to let him through in good time and gave him the thumbs up.
He must have thought I was giving him the finger because he started mouthing off and gesticulating at me.
Of course not, why else would someone in a car yell at a cyclist?
I've done the wave and slow clap too. On both the motorbike and pushie. The others look worth testing.
Top marks sir. I've often given a big thumbs up but never thought of this.
Hmmm, I dunno .......... I reckon "flash them" is worth a try.
Blow a kiss always works a treat.
Simple shrug, arms out like FTW.
Another fav - get them to wind a window down (probably wont do it if they are completely raging at you) - but more if they cut you off, do something dumb - pull up along side them like you have something to tell them and and in a really clam voice let them know there L plate just fell off. RAGE ahoy ahoy. Maybe add the blow the kiss as you filter forward.
Indecipherable sign language is always a good bet. Draw a circle around the top of your head or put a flat palm up towards the sky have worked week for me. They spend the rest of the day wondering what it means.
.... I have made a sweeping gesture with my arm and hand ... Meaning.... " oh! after you!"
... Got some good looks from that one!!...8-[
Around a dangerous driver, the last thing I intend to do is take my hands off the controls.
Head shake and/or horn works for me.
I'm going to flash my moobs next time. Thanks for the suggestion!
Whatever the reason, sitting on a bike alongside someone's ton-and-a-half of mobile self-esteem and belittling them doesn't strike me as particularly smart. Just GTF out of there IMO.
(But if they can't get at you, then yes, blow a kiss )
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