TonyR wrote:I generally offer a greeting but am curious as to why given we don't usually greet every pedestrian we meet while walking or wave to every driver we see while driving. I can remember a time though when AA & RAC staff would salute members on the road and you would acknowledge drivers of the same type of cars. Days long gone though..
Like when cycling or walking, it depends where I am. Out in the fenland lanes, motorists do often wave to each other - usually for cooperating to pass on narrow roads, but sometimes anyway. On busier roads, not so much. I have waved at people on bikes while driving along some small roads in north Norfolk - and they mostly wave back
Often the glare/tilt of the windscreen means people can't see me waving, I think.
cookie32 wrote:Which is what started this thread, Hoarder asking why do DF'ers seem to disregard recumbent riders?
Which I thought was a bit off because I doffed my cap to the recumbent rider we passed (opposite directions of travel!) out in Cambridgeshire yesterday
Do you often wave, smile or nod at people and they completely blank you?
I went to a cycle-racing club meeting last year that was meant to be their all-welcome event. Some of them did indeed completely blank me. All of the acknowledgements I got seemed to be from recent recruits (I think that because I chatted with a few and it was the case, while the others weren't in club jerseys either). Are some sports cyclists generally the same off the bike, perhaps? No elastane - no greeting.