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    A friendly wave

    nine times out of ten, a smile and a friendly wave solves the problem.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTNNPBB8DZE


    it's funny how the guy straightens up and tries to act cool as soon as i start turning around, like a school-kid making faces behind his teacher's back
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    Wow, that looks so strange to see right hand drive cars and bikes on the left side of the street.

    Do people from countries where the direction of travel is that way have issues when they ride in places where it is the opposite?

    I have heard that American pedestrians in England are often stepping out into traffic looking the wrong way and get hit, hence the stencil paint on London intersections saying "Look Right" for traffic.



    Do cyclists in New Zealand and England call out "on your right" when passing instead of "on your left?"

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    The British 'Up yours', back of the hand 2 finger salute may not be under stood in The US, even at the Presidential level,

    "In the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, the V sign, when given with back of the hand towards the recipient,
    serves a similar purpose.
    George H. W. Bush, President of the United States, accidentally made the gesture while on a diplomatic trip to Australia."


    https://bshistorian.wordpress.com/2007/07/02/two-fingers-up-to-english-history/
    Last edited by fietsbob; 07-16-15 at 01:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortLegCyclist View Post
    Do people from countries where the direction of travel is that way have issues when they ride in places where it is the opposite?
    i moved from the states to NZ in 2007, and i hardly ever get it wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by ShortLegCyclist View Post
    Do cyclists in New Zealand and England call out "on your right" when passing instead of "on your left?"
    i just slow down and ring my bell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortLegCyclist View Post
    Wow, that looks so strange to see right hand drive cars and bikes on the left side of the street.

    Do people from countries where the direction of travel is that way have issues when they ride in places where it is the opposite?
    When I visited Australia on a vacation, I looked both ways twice before crossing the street. Doubly important at round-a-bouts.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShortLegCyclist View Post
    Do cyclists in New Zealand and England call out "on your right" when passing instead of "on your left?"
    When I rented a bicycle in Alaska and it had no bells, mindful of another thread, I simply yelled out "Bike!"

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