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Old 01-22-2007, 04:37 AM   #21
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Default Re: Bikers and Auto Drivers Split On Lane Sharing.

I would love to have the ability to lane share here. Unfortunately, it's not legal. Some riders will do it but I won't because the comatose cagers are not accustomed to it at all.



Of course, if they made it legal any time soon, I'm not sure I'd do it for a long while anyway. Most people aren't even aware of the current state-approved policies on motorcyclists. Perhaps if there were a major media campaign to let people know it was legal, I might feel more comfortable.



I also worry about some of the half-baked tards assuming that it's okay to lane share their SUVs with my bike.



On a related note, I wish people would realize that constantly changing lanes in stop-and-go, bumper-to-bumper traffic usually gets them nowhere.
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:38 AM   #22
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Can't have an article about lane splitting without Pete being mentioned.



MO should make a movie. Gabe on the chase bike, Fonzie on the heli-cam. Pete just out for a ride on a freeway.



He's been called the Valentino Rossi of lane-splitting but may be the Muhammad Ali of it too... gliding along... effortless... Flyin'. Been lane splitting in California off and on since '75, never seen anything like it.
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:11 AM   #23
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Damn, that's a good idea. I may have to try that one.
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:27 AM   #24
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I'd pay to see that.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:53 AM   #25
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It ain't just "Wisconsin" Folks - Indinana and Michigan Lake Shore people even know how to congregate FIB = FIBer's, FIBee's, Muther FIBer's etc...
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:01 AM   #26
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Depends on the type of gage you want to use, pressure or vacuum? perhaps a compound gage showing temperature and pressue, or temperature and flow?....



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Old 01-22-2007, 07:05 AM   #27
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I have lived in Tokyo, Japan three times and used Kawasaki ZZR 400 and ZXR 250 motorcycles for daily running there. My colleague at work lived next door to me. He would leave for the office very morning at 9:10 AM in a car and I would leave at 9:15 AM. I passed thousands of cars every morning in going to work about 6 miles away. I would arrive at work about 9:35-9:40 AM and he would arrive at 10:00 AM or so. I would do that here if it was legal since I have had years of practice doing it without mishap. (I live in NC, where this is illegal.)



In Japan there is a space at the head of the line for scooters and motorcycles to sit at a red light. We would all filter to the front and then leave first when the light changed. It is good hand to eye coordination practice to drive like this.



Average differences in speed were 20-40 km per hour between cars and bikes in the lanes. Of course it was a little risky if a car driver wanted to block the mid lane space, as some would do at times.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:09 AM   #28
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It's them Elvis sideburns that give you something to hang on to that I like...
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:23 AM   #29
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I live in upper S.C. (illegal here) and used to lane frequently, but not anymore. It makes people soooo mad they would spit on you for splitting and/or shoot you if they have a gun. And many of them do have guns.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:34 AM   #30
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That's OK, I'm armed too. And a fair-to-middlin' shot with my Off-hand............
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