I received my very first motorcycle wave from another motorcyclist while riding my Harley this past Sunday!
I wasn’t expecting it, so when it happened, I accidentally gave him the Jeep or S2000 wave back.
He must have been thinking…Yep. She’s a newbie.
For the record, I have received the motorcycle wave once before while driving my car.
It was on the interstate and a car was being about as dumb as they come, tailing and boxing in a motorcycle.
I was like dude – Don’t you know that a motorcycle and rider can become a speed bump at any moment?
One false move and boom, you have killed someone.
I mean seriously, how are you going to feel if you kill someone because you were in a hurry or you were just being a jerk?
At the time I did not own a motorcycle, but I had trained and received my motorcycle license endorsement twice.
I like to really, really know something before I commit.
I used my car to intervene.
In some type of slingshot maneuver, I freed the motorcycle from the situation and he shot forward…free and clear of both of us cars.
When he passed, he gave me the motorcycle wave.
I was like – You know it dude, I’ve got your back!
This has been my roundabout way of saying…to be DRIVING a motorcycle while receiving “the wave” was so totally awesome and made me very happy.
And the next time I receive such, I’ll be ready to return the same cool motorcycle wave!
Kinda funny, all the vehicles I own have a special wave with like vehicle drivers.
Jeep drivers have a special wave to other Jeep drivers.
S2000 drivers have a special wave also to other S2000 drivers (I think it is because they are more rare and have been out of production since @ 2009).
I was talking about my motorcycle wave with a motorcycle driving co-worker at lunch yesterday.
He was laughing at me for my motorcycle faux pas wave.
I was laughing too.
But then I pointed out, Dude, you drive a Scion.
What the hell is that? Who even makes it? Can you pick an any more non-descript car than that?
AND no one is gonna be waving to you in that……so laugh it up buddy!
We then proceeded to make goofy “Scion Waves” all the way back to work.
I’d feel bad about my comment, BUT he owns and operates a rather nice motorcycle. AND he receives waves galore as he has far more miles under his belt than me. EVEN THO I am the one who got him to take the plunge and was with him every step of the way (from class and learning how to drive a motorcycle to his actual motorcycle purchase).
So I don’t feel bad at all since he took the ball, ran with it, and left me so far in the dust that it hurts. My ego, that is.
Last Thursday as we were leaving work this same said co-worker came upon my car and said – Dude, why does God give people like you (fair skin & freckled) cars like that if you are not going to drive with the top down?! Do you know how tan I would be driving that car (he’s dark skinned)?
I was like, um.
(A) We are in the middle of a crazy heat wave with a gazillion percent humidity.
(B) I am a fair-skinned freckled person who just had a skin cancer screening after damaging my skin for so many years, in part due to driving convertibles for the last 20+ years with no sunscreen.
(C) My first ever dermatology/skin cancer screening visit included having 2 biopsies performed on the spot and that is not fun.
(D) I do drive with the top down……in the mornings and evenings.
And um, (E) If you really want a convertible, GO BUY ONE!!! hahahaha
Um. He then gave me a special wave.
Something along the lines of this….