you ride two-way trails...
take the time to learn proper trail etiquette in terms of hand signals.
I put up two fingers, I'm not flashing you the peace sign. I'm communicating
to you that there are two more riders coming behind me, so exercise
example, if you are riding in a group of three people, the leader
should flash on-coming riders two fingers, the 2nd guy one finger
(middle finger not advisable) and finally the last guy should flash
a closed fist (no more riders in your group).
wants a head on collision and hand signals are one of the ways to
help minimize accidents.
the next time some flashes you these hand signals, please don't wave.
Respond with the appropriate hand signals.
of trying to remember how many are behind you, and having to hold
that many fingers up, instead just point your thumb (in the area behind
you) like you are hitchhiking. Then when the last man comes along,
he can give the closed fist.
solves a couple of issues; only the lead and sweep need to do anything,
AND there is no room for error (lead just has to point his thumb,
doesn't need to count... this is particularly useful if a few riders
catch up to your group).