Who died and made you motorcycle God? [“Why on Earth Are You Waving at Me,” June 5 Xpress]. I have been riding for 40 years and enjoy acknowledging fellow bikers. The simple gesture is just that — a way to say, "Hey brother (or sister), I like your ride.”
I have never had anyone tell me that they mistook my gesture as a left turn, right turn or stop. And by the way, since you can't seem to remember to turn off your turn signal, perhaps you should break down and buy a bike that does have canceling turn signals. Yes they do have them. Your turn signal on for several miles is much more annoying than my simple wave.
I very seldom have come across a bike on the side of the road that I did not stop for. Try it — it may soften that big old grouchy jerk persona you mentioned you have.
— Mark Muhlenfeld