Warmer weather means more bikers on the road.
I'm not talking about these kind...
I'm talking about these kind...
The other day I found myself behind a biker when he flashed me one of these.
I had no idea what it meant. Hey, how you doing? I'm turning right? I'm turning left? Pass me because I'm slower than you? No idea. Then he proceeded to hold up two fingers. Now I was even more confused. Peace? There are two more in my party? And then he held up one finger, and then he turned right. So basically what he was trying to say is "I'm turning right in two seconds." It was considerate but let's be real - no one knows hand bike signals so it's really helping no one.
Why can't they just point the way they're going to turn? Or better yet, wait until there are no cars behind them so we don't mistake a "I'm going to turn in front of you in about two seconds" for a "go ahead and pass me." Or better-er yet, get off their bikes and walk across the street when it's safe like my mom used to make me do when I was nine.