absolutely agree Nath, the nod has grown proprtionately smaller as cycling has grown larger… I used to nod to every single cyclists i saw on every single ride cos i felt a kinship with everyone and there wasnt that many of us. Now if I did that I’d nd up with some RSI for sure. I’m sure everyone still feels a kinship with everyone else on two wheels (yes, even motorbikes… c’mon! i know you feel it too!). i now raise my pointer finger ever so slightly off the tops a-la country ute driving farmers when they tear past each other with two wheels in the dust, two wheels on the bitumen… look out for it. i’m not the only one.
I nod, I wave, I blow kisses sometimes (though generally only to people who toot me).
And everytime I see someone on a motorbike nod my way, I just presume it’s Nick because he’s the only person I know who rides one (only problem is, I can’t tell with the helmet and because the bike has a motor it trips that cut-out circuit in my head which prohibits me from remembering anything about it).