I grew up riding on the back of my dad’s motorcycle. Besides the obvious wind in the face exhilaration, one of the things I’ve always loved about it is “The Wave.”
It doesn’t matter if you’re on an Indian, Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, or something else, if it’s safe to do so, riders for the most part wave at each other in passing.
I know nothing about the rider going the other way and he or she knows nothing about me, but in that brief moment, we enjoy a connection over our mutual love of riding.
I was thus pleasantly surprised when I learned to sail recently that boaters do the same thing! Just like with riding, it doesn’t matter what kind of craft you’re on, if you’re passing by and it’s safe to do so, you wave, and a moment of connection is shared. I love it.
Do you know of any other activities that do this?