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The BF Roadie Handshake

Old 09-30-08, 12:08 PM
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The BF Roadie Handshake

I've always been curious how many people I run into on the roads are also BF'ers. There's no easy way to do this aside from some kind of "secret handshake" type deal, which is difficult to perform while riding.

So here's my proposed solution: The BF Roadie Handshake.

As you're riding and you see an approaching cyclist, wave.

If you see a cyclist wave at you, flip them off.
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Old 09-30-08, 12:11 PM
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How about an index finger to the brim of your helmet kind of salute? That way you avoid getting beat up by non-BF road bikers.
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Old 09-30-08, 12:12 PM
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That's too common. We need something distinguishable. And that ties into our inside jokes.
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I always wave.

usually I hear HTFU....

I always assumed that they were BF roadies. JK JK JK
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Old 09-30-08, 12:15 PM
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Yell at them while you wave.
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Old 09-30-08, 12:17 PM
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How about saying "Dialin' it up, boss"
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
I've always been curious how many people I run into on the roads are also BF'ers. There's no easy way to do this aside from some kind of "secret handshake" type deal, which is difficult to perform while riding.

So here's my proposed solution: The BF Roadie Handshake.

As you're riding and you see an approaching cyclist, wave.

If you see a cyclist wave at you, flip them off.
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Old 09-30-08, 12:18 PM
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Old 09-30-08, 12:21 PM
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How about we wave with four fingers up, indicating dialing it up to 400W?
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Old 09-30-08, 12:25 PM
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Perfect! And since that little mishap in junior high shop class, I could just raise what's left of my pinky, indicating 66 watts.
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Old 09-30-08, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
How about we wave with four fingers up, indicating dialing it up to 400W?
You would need 5 hands
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Old 09-30-08, 12:30 PM
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We could just look smug and not wave. Naw, that's what guys on other fourms do.
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For riders cycling in the same direction, how about challenging with code words? For example, if I come up to someone, I could say: "Fred?" and the correct reply for a BF'er could be something like, "Pcad"

Or maybe something like "Bike" / "Forums"
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Old 09-30-08, 12:37 PM
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if youre riding in the same direction, pass the guy ahead of you and gesture your middle finger in the small of your back as you pass.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
I've always been curious how many people I run into on the roads are also BF'ers. There's no easy way to do this aside from some kind of "secret handshake" type deal, which is difficult to perform while riding.
So here's my proposed solution: The BF Roadie Handshake.
As you're riding and you see an approaching cyclist, wave.
If you see a cyclist wave at you, flip them off.
Must be a lot of folks on the BF/BD program around here.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
I've always been curious how many people I run into on the roads are also BF'ers. There's no easy way to do this aside from some kind of "secret handshake" type deal, which is difficult to perform while riding.

So here's my proposed solution: The BF Roadie Handshake.

As you're riding and you see an approaching cyclist, wave.

If you see a cyclist wave at you, flip them off.
I may be wrong but I think that's the bicyclist/BMW driver's handshake. 'Not really sure, but I believe that's what is used here in Chackanooga.

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Old 09-30-08, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
If you see a cyclist wave at you, flip them off.
Should we also scream out HTFU? Assuming that the F gets emphasis and is the only audible word in the phrase?
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Old 09-30-08, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
You would need 5 hands
Bah, I can only hold 400W for 6.5 minutes or so. I haven't hit 1800W (yet), and that's just for one sample on the ptap...
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I thought this guy was doing the official BF roadie salute:

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Old 09-30-08, 01:03 PM
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Let's all put a rubber band around our seatposts. All the same bright color, like maybe yellow, that will stand out and be different from everybody else.
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Old 09-30-08, 01:10 PM
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Why don't we just signal the same way the Polish Cycling team does? It's a way to say "We're number 1!" without taking your hands off the bars.

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Originally Posted by pungee View Post
Even better if done in tights....
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If this is going to work, we all have to agree on something....I like the idea of holding up four fingers as you pass each other.
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Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
Why don't we just signal the same way the Polish Cycling team does? It's a way to say "We're number 1!" without taking your hands off the bars.

I'm number 4
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