Got up to 8 bars of heat before I decided on the shoulder route.
Whoa -- you guys ride the shoulder when it gets backed up? Aren't you worried about getting nabbed by your friendly state police officers? In CA, we of course just lane-split with impunity right through the traffic jam. So I'm very curious what the strategies are out here and what you can get away with. While I haven't lane-split out here yet, I will say I've made some pretty suspect lane changes through slow traffic in quick succession, if you catch my drift. I hate not being able to lane split.