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Old 07-09-2008, 03:46 PM   #11
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The far right lane is not a good place to be, despite the shoulder. Why? It's because of those exits and entrances. You'd be amazed how often the twit who's merging doesn't see you. Or the nitwit two lanes over who all of a sudden realizes that his exit is *right there* and grenades his brakes while cranking his car over to the right. Again without seeing the innocent wee bikie just off his right rear fender.

Fast lane is the way to go.
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:59 PM   #12
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True true, I totally forgot about those exits and entrances.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:20 AM   #13
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When I first started riding in the late 70's I was intimidated by the freeway. But as someone else said, you've got no oncoming traffic, no cross traffic, so your threats are reduced (note everything Sachi and others said is dead true). Of course I had a 185cc bike that would go 85 at a gazillion rpm, so that was another reason to be hesitate. Took me about two weeks.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:04 PM   #14
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This came up at work today. We're gonna set up a map for the guys who are all going to start riding because gas prices. Except for the idiot whose granma is gonna cosign for his gixxer, he already knows everything. Looks like it's genetic.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:58 AM   #15
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Why worry about the highway? It is many times safer than riding in downtown city traffic. On the highway everyone is going in the same direction, about the same speed, and no intersections or stop lights. Easy.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:22 AM   #16
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Indeed, but it's scary when you're brand new. I still remember the wind - I wondered how in heck anyone could ride safely if they were being blown all over the place. On that bike (a Honda 500 Shadow) a small windscreen helped a lot. (It took me a couple more bikes to figure out that I fit best on standards with no screen.)
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