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Old 11-07-13, 11:57 AM
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What did This Gesture Mean?

We were driving at 65 MPH on the relatively-deserted freeway near Klamath, California, very close to this point:



and I saw a touring cyclist going the other way, walking his bike up the hill. I was looking at him and thinking that the hill wasn't so steep. The he stops and looks right at us, and does a very showy pantomime of someone smoking a cigarette or joint.

Was it:

1. Do you have any cigarettes or joints?
2. I'm walking up the hill because I'm a smoker.
3. He was just goofing around.
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Old 11-07-13, 12:01 PM
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He's high?
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Old 11-07-13, 12:15 PM
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Was the gesture thumb/index, or index/middle fingers?
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Old 11-07-13, 12:16 PM
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He's taking a break, but is still moving forward on his trip...
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Most likely- he was saying he had just smoked "something" and it had temporarily put him off his stroke.
He felt the need to explain why he was WALKING- when he had a bike.
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Old 11-07-13, 12:55 PM
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Drama queens are everywhere! Did you tip his performance?
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Old 11-07-13, 12:58 PM
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#2 , or maybe he was just trying to be funny.
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Old 11-07-13, 01:45 PM
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Maybe he was commenting on your blazing speed, as in "you're smokin'".
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Old 11-07-13, 02:06 PM
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{[<^^^>]** This post was deleted because it was rude, crude and totally uncalled for.

Gawd, I'm disgusting and I have a perverted mind. Ignore this post completely.

Sorry to have wasted valuable minutes in your precious day.

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Doesn't this thread belong in the two-ring forum?
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Old 11-07-13, 02:28 PM
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ha hah.... if he was putting his thumb and forefinger together like somebody smoking a joint..like an "OK" sign it was number 1, "hey...you got a joint?". No surprise he was walking up the hill . I guess it's not a shock that a touring biker might smoke although it's a pretty interesting incongruity. I know a sports oriented fellow that eats brownies. I'm waiting till I learn I have 6 months to live due to cancer. I'm going to just dive right into meth and heroin.
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Old 11-07-13, 02:48 PM
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I'm waiting till I learn I have 6 months to live due to cancer. I'm going to just dive right into meth and heroin.

I tell my friends the same thing.
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Old 11-07-13, 04:24 PM
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I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. I smoked for forty-six years, have fairly mild COPD, but there are times I have to dismount and walk slowly long enough to catch my breath. Tain't no fun, neither!!
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Old 11-08-13, 04:27 PM
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I would like to think he was being friendly and offering to roast a doobie with you. As we used to say back in the 70's " A friend with weed, is a friend indeed!"
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Old 11-08-13, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by digibud View Post
ha hah.... if he was putting his thumb and forefinger together like somebody smoking a joint..like an "OK" sign it was number 1, "hey...you got a joint?". No surprise he was walking up the hill . I guess it's not a shock that a touring biker might smoke although it's a pretty interesting incongruity. I know a sports oriented fellow that eats brownies. I'm waiting till I learn I have 6 months to live due to cancer. I'm going to just dive right into meth and heroin.
Just a bit south of this incident, I encountered a large group of touring cyclists at a hiker/biker campground. It made for an interesting night when the raccoons stole their pot brownies. We had stoned raccoons falling out of the trees all night long.
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Old 11-08-13, 08:27 PM
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Probably just being friendly; that's California. I'd go with that.
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Old 11-08-13, 08:36 PM
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Naah.

When I got in over my head earlier this year, a fellow travelor looked at me and said, "Is this route ever going to end? I'm smoked."

*speaking in Inspector Cluseau's accent* It is that simple, my friends.
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Old 11-09-13, 08:45 AM
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Maybe he needed toliet paper.
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Some sort of urban street gang gesture, the meaning of which no one knows?
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Blaze up and enjoy that decent descent....while freaking out unnecessarily if your brakes will actually work.
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