TODAY | June 19, 2013
>>> meantime, trending in the wall street journal , to wave or not to wave? with the official start of summer a few days away, one columnist is pondering whether or not to wave at fellow bikers as you pass. he is prowave and operates at a 74 to 94% wave rate. it's less of a deal to runners than cyclists. which makes sense. here comes al roker . good morning, do you wave?
>> i always wave.
>> if somebody waves to me, i wave to them.
>> do you initiate the wave.
>> sometimes i do.
>> nice bike.
>> a little city bike action. i think it depends on their demeanor, their mood. sometimes people don't look like they want you to wave to them.
>> like the ones that flip you off.
>> like i saw you yesterday.
>> in central park i was running yesterday, if you wave at everyone the whole time you're like hi, hi.
>> that's not ri dick y --
>> if it's two of you passing each other on the street somewhere.
>> i run early in the morning on a country road . i may see three people during the entire run and we kind of give the whole nod.
>> sometimes you do a little head nod. a little acknowledgment but wave to everybody, you're wasting energy.
>> that would be exhausting but the calorie burning count way up there.
>> if you're taking your hand off the handlebars too, you have to factor that in.
>> safety first.
>> right, yeah.
>> i'm doing the tour de france . i'm getting right up there.