I just thought this was cool after the many threads complaining about drivers and passengers shouting at riders. Hillbasher and I had just completed a climb on one of our rides. Series of hills with one milers 6% types, nothing major when we approached an intersection. I had a green light so I pushed as hard as I could to make it across seeing that oncoming traffic was on its way. There were cars behind me so I pushed hard in an attempt to match vehicular speed. As I rounded the left turn I entered the bike lane then a car passed on my left. I was rolling at a good speed but the car went by and all 3 or 4 occupants were shouting "YEEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!!" with thumbs up!
Then a few days later Hillbasher and I hit the big mountain. Killer climb! When we're on the switchbacks to the ski lifts, a car full of dudes rolls by and they shout out the window with More "YEEEEEAAAAHHHH!"'s and thumbs up!
What shocked me was that these were all pretty fit looking dudes. I expect kudos shouts from other heavy dudes but I was shocked that the look of these fit guys cheering for us. From what I've read on the forums, they should have been throwing coke bottles at us shouting, "get off the road you fatso's".
That's always cool so it made me wonder. If you see a couple of old Clydes climbing a hill, do you shout or stick an encouraging thumb out the window? I do, even for the skinnies if it's a tough climb