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Old 01-21-2007, 08:57 PM   #11
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Default Re: Bikers and Auto Drivers Split On Lane Sharing.

"...the fuel mileage, maintenance cost or comfort do not put a motorcycle at any great advantage over a automobile."



...sure, if you're driving a fire-breathing buell xb. if you're driving a small cruiser such as a virago 250 or suzuki whathaveyou, then maintenance costs and gas mileage are definitely an advantage. possibly even a comfort advantage if lane splitting continues to be legal.



i do, however, agree with you in that if lane splitting were outlawed, it might be better to just get a small economical japanese car and enjoy the long lines with some A/C and good tunes - because to me (who lives in a very congested city as well), the ability to lane split and save commute time is the biggest advantage for a bike.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:05 PM   #12
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seriously, what is with people getting angry if you lane split at a light (i live in austria and get the same cager rage)? your bike isn't going to slow them down any...i guess there's just some primal pride thing about being out-accelerated. hmmm.
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:56 AM   #13
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Default Re: Bikers and Auto Drivers Split On Lane Sharing.

"I have lane split in at least 15 states without a problem although I do keep a close eye out for cops."



I would advise that you don't try it in Chicago. The cops will be the last thing you need to worry about.
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:47 AM   #14
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That's right the F.I.B.'s will kill you!
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:54 AM   #15
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Default Re: Bikers and Auto Drivers Split On Lane Sharing.

?????? Explanation please.
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:18 AM   #16
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Default Re: Bikers and Auto Drivers Split On Lane Sharing.

Yeah what is an FIB.

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Old 01-22-2007, 03:21 AM   #17
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Default Re: Bikers and Auto Drivers Split On Lane Sharing.

The last "cheap" car I bought eneded up costing a lot more to keep running than the last few "cheap" motorcycles.
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:49 AM   #18
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Default Re: Bikers and Auto Drivers Split On Lane Sharing.

From UrbanDictionary.com:



Definition 1:

F*cking Illinois Bastards –

Just pronounced as fib by Wisconsinites referring to people from Illinois, how they drive and act. They drive really fast at home but slower than an old lady with a walker when theyÂ’re vacationing in Wisconsin and donÂ’t know were theyÂ’re going.



In Use:

I got cut off by some FIB while I was driving on the I.



Definition 2:

F*cking Illinois Bastards or occasionally, F*cking Illinois B!tches. Shortened to the acronym "FIB."



It is an unkind term used by Wisconsinites to refer to the residents of Illinois. Common times to use this are:

1. In reference to how Illinoians Drive - very fast and offensive.

2. Their vacationing choices - Wisconsin Dells and Lake Geneva.

3. Bears Fans



In Use:

1. That FIB f*cking cut me off on 894!

2. FIBs are taking over the whole state in the summer!

3. When was the last time those FIBS won, 1985?



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Old 01-22-2007, 04:02 AM   #19
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Could be worse, I could be a Hoosier. Heheheh.



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Old 01-22-2007, 04:09 AM   #20
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I think they don't notice you cuz they're trimming their mustaches (the women too).
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