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Old 02-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Be respectful of other riders

For the “big twin” guy on Old Nvl Hwy, in Murfreesboro this afternoon at about 1735 hrs. If you are on this forum, I’d appreciate your being more courteous, you scared the crap out of me, and could have caused us to collide!

When I turn right at 20mph, from the right side of the lane, I first swing left, then swing right (for the turn.) Just as I was swinging left, you blew past me, in my lane. Luckily, I caught you in my peripheral vision, and made the turn wide to avoid swinging left into you. I would have had another problem if a car had been exiting the subdivision.

You had lots of lights on the bike and a reflective vest, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to respect others on the road. There is no lane splitting in TN.

If it happens again, I’m going to turn around and come after you.

For other riders on the forum, don’t follow too close. Give other riders the same respect that you would want.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can understand the frustration but really man? So far i've seen this thread posted on 2 different forums, better hurry i can think of many more u can post this on!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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should have gone after him this time, would of made for a more interesting story
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just curious, even if you are in your lane, why the swing? Are you pulling a trailer or something that requires a wide turn?
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Must be a Truck Driver with a big rig 229w.b and 53 footer trailer
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I do believe I would've gone after him. That crap would've pissed me off in a major way.

As far as your turning... The shortest route from A to B is a straight line. I always wonder where that turn wide thing came from, as I see many people do that in cars that are not pulling trailers (the only reason one needs to pull wide). If you need to turn wide on your bike to keep your turn from going too wide, then you're likely going just a tad too fast.

Not trying to tell you how to ride. Just thought I'd give a little food for thought.
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I hate it myself when someone in a cage takes forever to turn right into a driveway or road. Make the frikkin turn already and get the hell off of the main road before ya cause an accident!!
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As far as your turning... The shortest route from A to B is a straight line. I always wonder where that turn wide thing came from, as I see many people do that in cars that are not pulling trailers
Beats me too. I figure it's just laziness -- too much work to turn the steering wheel.

When making a right, I get as far to the right of the right lane as I can and I turn as sharp as I can into the right-most lane, staying in the right part of the lane I just turned into. It's the safest way to turn. After a few seconds and a bit of speed I then move over to the left part of the lane.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yupp! I just don't understand why someone is going to first turn left to make a right turn. Makes absolutely no sense. The only time I can see turning a little wide is if ya got a 20 to 50 foot trailer behind you.

My daily driver is a 2005 Ram 2500 4x4, four door with the 8-9 foot bed. I just drive a few feet further before initiating my turn, but never do I turn the opposite direction before making my turn.

But, I do see it all the time. ALL the time. It's interesting.
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But, I do see it all the time. ALL the time. It's interesting.
When I see it I always remark to my wife "fake left, go right." Of course she's tired of hearing it after 20 years. My wife and I don't do so well together in the truck.
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