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    Are men just friendlier than women?

    I noticed today, waving back at a passing driver that it was a woman, and I think that's the first woman who's ever waved at me. But men wave rather frequently. Are men just friendlier than women? Or do male riders get more waves from women?

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    Gee, that's a new one. Usually freds on this forum complain about roadies not waving. But drivers??? Why would you exchange waves with drivers anyway?

    I guess I'm one of them unfriendly women.
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    Drivers waving? Were they using more than one finger, because that's news to me! On the MUP I partially commute on, I've tried waving or saying hello to people, and very, very rarely do any of them respond with anything besides a scowl. Southern hospitality my ass.

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    First of all, are you a guy or a girl?
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    With a handle like "starla" I'm guessing you are a woman. Cycling women = very nice legs. I'll wave too if one waves at me while I'm driving. I might even stop and offer you a sag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwalker View Post
    With a handle like "starla" I'm guessing you are a woman. Cycling women = very nice legs. I'll wave too if one waves at me while I'm driving. I might even stop and offer you a sag.
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    Yes, I'm female. Drivers don't wave at you? They do here all the time. Maybe it's because I ride in the country.

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    I don't initiate waves at drivers, but I'll wave back if I get a wave.

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    maybe those drivers waving at you also ride bikes, but can't bike commute for whatever reason. There's way more men at road cycling than women, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starla View Post
    Yes, I'm female. Drivers don't wave at you? They do here all the time. Maybe it's because I ride in the country.
    It's because you're a chick and showing skin, plain and simple.

    You don't need a PHD to figure out why MEN are waving at you. If I were out there, I'd be DEAD, road kill, radiator lint, a speed bump, organ doner, riding at room temperature, meeting with my maker, kicking the bucket, pushing up daisies, sleeping with the fishes, buying the farm, 6 feet under, worm food, checking out, taking a dirt nap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    It's because you're a chick and showing skin, plain and simple.

    You don't need a PHD to figure out why MEN are waving at you. If I were out there, I'd be DEAD, road kill, radiator lint, a speed bump, organ doner, riding at room temperature, taking a dirt nap,
    Ya .......ok..........I'll concede to this post. but I have to add not only are you a woman.........but a Texas woman.

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    Texas drivers wave at everyone, especially in the rural areas of west Texas and the panhandle. Same thing in New Mexico.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starla View Post
    I noticed today, waving back at a passing driver that it was a woman, and I think that's the first woman who's ever waved at me. But men wave rather frequently. Are men just friendlier than women? Or do male riders get more waves from women?
    edit: Oh I see your name is Starla

    The men are waving back at you because they think you're cute.
    The women aren't waving back because they have no interest.
    The woman who waved back at you today...
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    This thread is useless without pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starla View Post
    Yes, I'm female. Drivers don't wave at you? They do here all the time. Maybe it's because I ride in the country.
    It's because you're a woman.


    The girl who hung out of the convertible waving at me was one of only a handful to do so in the last two years.

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    Yes, almost all men will wave at me if I wave at them. School bus and delivery drivers often initiate the wave (male or female).
    Women in passenger vehicles look at me either like I'm some kind of scum or I'm about to attack them.
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    I get people waving at me all the time..... men and women, lots and lots of kids (I'm a guy, okay). But then I also get a whole lot of stares and lots of yelled comments. But then, I ride a 'bent. They don't know what to make of me. Best one so far...... as I'm cruisin' through downtown "Work it baby, work it!" I almost fell off laughing.
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    It's a bit amusing around here. Male riders will nod or raise their fingers at each other. Women rarely will ever acknowledge a male rider. I am assuming the r word has something to do with it. Either that or I am even more ugly than the mirror has let on.

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    With a mug like on your avatar I'll ignore you too.
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    I dont get this waving business. I mean seriously, I would be waving none stop from here to my destination if I wave to every single soul on the road. I wave to people I know, but why should I wave to the other 1,000 people passing by?

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    Drivers don't wave at me. They pull up beside me [typically young women, up to 4 at a time] and yell "NICE ASS!!!". I've just gotten used to it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Texas drivers wave at everyone, especially in the rural areas of west Texas and the panhandle. Same thing in New Mexico.
    I think this is it. Just part of the culture around here and noticed that it mostly seems to be men. Waving is not a big deal. Some people act like it's a commitment or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gascostalot View Post
    I dont get this waving business. I mean seriously, I would be waving none stop from here to my destination if I wave to every single soul on the road. I wave to people I know, but why should I wave to the other 1,000 people passing by?
    What? Who's talking about waving to every soul on the road? I asked about drivers who wave at me. If you don't want to wave, don't wave.

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