- Roadies…weird hand signals & gestures..
The guy at the back then starts making strange hand signals with his right hand (stuck his arm out & made a circular movement with his hand)& looking over his left shoulder.
He then starts doing a similar thing with his left hand after which he looks at me turning in to the car park & starts shaking his head!
Perhaps it was just side effects of the drugs????Posted 8 years ago
means 'going round the roundabout' (circular motion = round,unsurprisingly) – they're doubling back basically. If he looked at you and shook his head I can only assume you had comedy riser bars and scoutmaster/clown baggy shorts?
That would have been funny except (& as I omitted to mention)…I was in the car.Posted 8 years ago
Just seen another thread about roadies so thought I'd mention this one, a couple of days ago I was on my way to the superbmarket & when i approached the roundabout to turn left, I gave way to 3 roadies who were heading the same way as me. The shop is literally 75yds from said roundabout so rather than overtake the bikers then turn left in front of them, i held back. The guy at the back then starts making strange hand signals with his right hand (stuck his arm out & made a circular movement with his hand)& looking over his left shoulder. By now I'm indicating left to pull into the shop. He then starts doing a similar thing with his left hand after which he looks at me turning in to the car park & starts shaking his head! I don't think he was talking to the 2 in front cos they seemed to be talking to each other.Posted 8 years ago
Sounds as though he initially was telling you you were OK to come past, but the rest is odd. 🙂
Remember that "roadies" are not all in the same brotherhood, and a huge percentage currently haven't been doing it all that long and may simply be making random hand gestures they've seen other people make.
The shouts on a club run about cars in my club have got very confusing recently. It used to be that the old chaps shouted "car down" for a car coming towards the group from the opposite direction, and "car up" for a vehicle approaching from behind (remembered as "up your arse and down your throat", obviously not in a gay way). These days you have all sorts of younger chaps enthusiastically reversing that, and shouting with great gusto, so one never knows where the traffic is at all. 🙂Posted 8 years agojulianwilsonMember
It must be catching. The other week I joined a 15ish size group (mountainbike) night ride that a couple of my friends go on weekly: a couple of them started the wavey things on a cyclepath. Having eliminated all the probable reasons and moved on the the improbable, I think a side to side wave by your bum must mean 'stinky dog ahead'.Posted 8 years agooldgitMember
Left/right hand pointing down any hazzard on the road.Posted 8 years ago
Left hand behind bottom pulling/pull out to the right.
Right arm pointing down palm out = warning/slow.
Don't ever verbally communicate.
And I never give a signal for a rider to come through, everyone knows when it's their turn, except in a race and I prefer the look into their eye method.
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