I have been riding for a few weeks now (just hit 900 miles) and I have noticed that in any area that I have encountered other riders people have seemed very friendly and helpful. In shops conversations are struck up and cordial. On the road almost everyone gives the two finger wave or head nod. It really feels like being a part of a special club. It's really cool and I feel like, even though I don't know most of these folks, that they are looking out for me and I for them.