It’s how it should be: The Nod.

The “Nod.” It’s one of those little gestures – one of those signs of camaraderie that is ever so easy to do, ever so important when you’re out there on the road. Just a sign to those you are riding past that “Hey, we’re both on bikes. HI!” Very much akin to the “Wave” on a motorcycle – a sign that you are acknowledging your fellow rider. Simple … yet ever so important.

Allow me to demonstrate.

Step 1.

Start by riding along. In my case I am commuting down the bike path. I have seen a fellow cyclist ahead of me and noticed that they are coming the opposite way.

Step 2.

With a quick glance down, nod your head. Not so long as to obscure your view of the terrain ahead, but enough to signify that you realize your fellow cyclist is passing by.


Upon raising your head, take in the camaraderie that you have shared with your fellow rider. Allow that to display itself as a smile upon your face.

See? That was easy, fun, and made you feel good.

We’re a minority out there, being friendly to one-another, ESPECIALLY new cyclists is the only way we all can grow our sport/hobby/life.

If you see me on the paths/roads, return the nod please. Waves, fist pumps, and verbal expressions of how awesome we all are also also welcomed, and encouraged. 🙂

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About Geo

I pedal a lot and spend time on two wheels. Greenie at heart. I have one chance at this whole life thing - so I better make the most of it.

One response to “It’s how it should be: The Nod.”

  1. Kaitlin says :

    I moved from WI to CA, and the people here don’t nod! Just sayin’, the WI cycling folks are much friendlier…

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