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Old 11-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #61 (permalink)
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And here I thought he was done .....
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Clearly if you scare the rider you are passing you didn't do it in a safe manner.
Might help is more riders did mirror checks, if anything for behind surprises you, you were not paying attention. Riding a motorcycle well in traffic requires to know what is going on around you, 360 deg.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Did you read the OP...

I suddenly noticed a BMW/Suzuki alike bike came up behind me and lane split-ed to pass me and the rest of the bikes ahead of me. (I was 5th) It scared me quite a bit because I did not expect anything (bike or car) to pass me in the same lane I was in.


Taken straight from post#1.
Rider doesn't ride much in traffic, to have never been split by an other bike.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:04 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Wow man. To be "tired" of something means it must happen a lot. I very very VERY rarely ever encounter a problem of "slow moving parade of H-D's".

Roll ever how you want to roll, man. Every man just needs to be willing to deal with the consequences of his actions. You sound a bit like a crotch-rocketeer to me, but I actually don't give a f--k. The bunch I ride with, well, I don't think ANYBODY ever accused us of "holding up faster moving traffic." If you came close to endangering one of 'em, the whole group would follow you clear off to the next country for a meeting. Every damn one of 'em.
Come to NC in summer, the roads get full of pirate parades, going 5 under the limit.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #65 (permalink)
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At the closing rate some of these lane splitting douche bags travel I could miss them even when I check my mirrors frequently.

Face it, not safe. Spin it what ever way you all wish.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Might help is more riders did mirror checks, if anything for behind surprises you, you were not paying attention. Riding a motorcycle well in traffic requires to know what is going on around you, 360 deg.
It's easy to spot a fellow rider coming up behind you when they're obeying the traffic laws.

Quite the opposite to spot an asshat blowing past you at 90 MPH as they're weaving in and out of traffic.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Don't know where you ride, but I don't see many bikers passing cars in their lanes.....at least, not more than once.

It may be that the only purpose for your life is to serve as a warning to others.
it's a frequent thing here in the Bay area and I'm sure in most other CA metro areas,,,,, it's how bikers get to work on time thru rush hour. I've heard of people get charged with attempted murder for opening the door on a bike coming up behind them,,,, very common here, crazy but common
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:17 PM   #68 (permalink)
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it's a frequent thing here in the Bay area and I'm sure in most other CA metro areas,,,,, it'show bikers get to work on time thru rush hour. I've heard of people get charged with attempted murder for opening the door on a bike coming up behind them,,,, very common here, crazy but common
Yup. In rush hour snail-paced or stalled traffic here it's common to see bikes splitting lanes...absolutely nothing wrong with that when done prudently. What pisses me off are those that think it's just peachy to split lanes at highway speeds...it's not. It's downright stupid-dangerous.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #69 (permalink)
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At the closing rate some of these lane splitting douche bags travel I could miss them even when I check my mirrors frequently.

Face it, not safe. Spin it what ever way you all wish.
There are bad apples in both groups. Running at 90mph weaving and splitting traffic is just as bad as the guys riding 5mph to 10mph under the limit trying to block those that pass them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Clearly if you scare the rider you are passing you didn't do it in a safe manner,,,,,,,,
just because I think this is a good topic to keep everyone thinking about, I'll add this,,,,,
the OP stated no one else in his party mentioned the event,,,, this tells me there may be a possibility that the others thought it was done safely and/or they saw it coming and it was no big deal,,,,, or they all were afraid to say anything ,,,,,,
-it also shows the OP was not very attentive to what was coming up behind him,,,,,, I will say honestly that VERY few times has ANYONE snuck up behind me while riding my scooter, if it happens I feel like I was not beimg a good defensive rider,,,,, and that will get you killed my friends,,,
while riding in a group at highway speeds , passing a slower vehicle,,,, I'd say you better have your head on a swivel,,, for all we know the op did'nt see the other azzhat and he may have been waiting on him to acknowledge him so he could pass,,,,
just keeping a good topic alive for everyone to learn,,,be nice and debate your opinion respectfully, as everyone has so far,,,
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