The weather is warming up, and more and more motorcyclists are riding around. It’s hard, if not impossible, to communicate to other people at travel speeds. We have to rely on hand signals, and here are some of the more common ones.
Arm pointing straight out to the side:
Arm bent at a 90° angle:
Same as right turn, but pointing down …. We shot this picture but for some reason it didn’t make the transfer from the camera to the computer.
Arm straight out, palm up, motioning upwards:
Arm straight out, palm down, motioning downwards:
Say hello to other motorcyclists. Arm straight out and down low. Some folks throw a peace sign, devil horns, or wave, I usually do “V for victory.”
Close your hand into a fist and bonk the top of your head. I’ve also seen people pat the top of their head. Repeat frantically until the oncoming motorist responds.
Lane incursion response
Typically displayed after using your horn to ward of an incoming Ford Expedition piloted by a soccer mom beating her children while eating a Frosty from Wendy’s:
Did I miss any? Besides the obvious one-finger salute?