On my way back from a ride up the Sea to Sky today I encountered a number of riders going my way and heading on up. Of coarse, as always, I give a little wave from my clutch hand or maybe the ol' two fingered "gun" point to fellow riders as they pass. I got to thinking though, what might some other hand signals mean? What should I do if I encounter a speed trap and see some riders coming the other way heading for it. Funnily enough, just as I was thinking about this and getting into the more notoriously patroled areas of the Upper Levels highway in West Van, a rider heading West/North up the sea to sky, rather than giving the old clutch hand wave, he raised his hand in the air pointing up and spinning it around...much like a siren I though....AH-HA!!...how clever. I immediately reduced speed and faded into the traffic in the right lane thinking I must be coming up on some sort of law enforcment types.
First of all, I would like to thank whoever it was heading that way just after 2 PM (I think) and gave me that signal. Even though I didn't run into and police officers, I assume there could have been one just ahead of me heading the same direction that I might've run into. But also, I just want to make sure that I am correct in assuming that it was indeed what he meant by his little hand signal. As I am quite the noob here I want to know if there are any other hand signals I should know about and just what they mean.
Keep up the friendly gestures guys, it makes me feel special.