ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-14-2012, 06:32 AM   #1081
Hot Stuff
Road Dragon
 
Hot Stuff's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: The Land of Morning Calm
Oddometer: 312
Not commuting today, just out riding. But I came around a corner and there was a Main Battle Tank in my lane!

There was a whole line of them. Some asshat had parked his car in the oncoming lane and the tanks had to drive around it. I wish they had just pushed his POS over them embankment.
Hot Stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 08:51 AM   #1082
Mgbgt89
Beastly Adventurer
 
Mgbgt89's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Oddometer: 1,431
Quote:
Originally Posted by khager View Post
And the best part is after you split-em, all the cages are stuck behind the rolling roadblock, and you are all alone with two lanes to yourself.
Exactly.
Mgbgt89 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #1083
Andy Mc
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Middle Tennessee
Oddometer: 39
Thanks Local LEO

Had a great two-tank ride today on the RT, only 12 miles on the slab; of course that led to the Oh Sh__t moment...the Murfreesboro police car screaming up the exit ramp the wrong way right at me. Decided that was a great time to stop for a little while.
Andy Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #1084
steve3b3
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: MA
Oddometer: 311
Riding down the Mass Pike this morning on the Strom.
I'm usually doing about 75 indicated in the right lane, and that's where I was this morning.
I came upon a slow mover in the right lane, and went to pass.
I've gotten in the habit of doing a quick head-check before changing lanes, and did this one as I began my lane change.
Black car was ALSO changing from the left lane to the center!
I checked-up and rolled off throttle, and all was good again...

Steve
steve3b3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:53 AM   #1085
LuciferMutt
Rides slow bike slow
 
LuciferMutt's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: New(er) Mexico
Oddometer: 10,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by steve3b3 View Post
Riding down the Mass Pike this morning on the Strom.
I'm usually doing about 75 indicated in the right lane, and that's where I was this morning.
I came upon a slow mover in the right lane, and went to pass.
I've gotten in the habit of doing a quick head-check before changing lanes, and did this one as I began my lane change.
Black car was ALSO changing from the left lane to the center!
I checked-up and rolled off throttle, and all was good again...

Steve
That happened to me on Saturday. Pissed me off too, because he had no reason to change lanes, and then just hung out in the left lane.
__________________
You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitro glycerin plant!

Badasses might screw with another badass. Nobody screws with a nut job. -- Plaka

LuciferMutt screwed with this post 09-18-2012 at 05:59 AM
LuciferMutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 07:56 AM   #1086
slartidbartfast
Love those blue pipes
 
slartidbartfast's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Southern Louisiana or Southern England or ...
Oddometer: 4,792
Quote:
Originally Posted by steve3b3 View Post
Riding down the Mass Pike this morning on the Strom.
I'm usually doing about 75 indicated in the right lane, and that's where I was this morning.
I came upon a slow mover in the right lane, and went to pass.
I've gotten in the habit of doing a quick head-check before changing lanes, and did this one as I began my lane change.
Black car was ALSO changing from the left lane to the center!
I checked-up and rolled off throttle, and all was good again...

Steve
There is always a danger, whether on a bike or in a car, when you are moving into the center lane, that someone else will be doing the same thing from the other direction. The worst is when you are passing a truck and go to move back in front of it and realize some dumbass just passed it on the right, and is trying to move over into the same place - often moving pretty fast and making aggressive lane changes. I have had it happen many times and am always looking out for it.

You should ALWAYS check your blind spot before changing lanes, or even when moving across your own lane if there are other motorcycles about. I had an unknown motorcyclist follow me for a few miles along I-12 at the weekend. He dropped into a staggered location behind me but a couple of times he got so close I was afraid he would hit my rear wheel if I moved over. A heavy twist of the wrist finally fixed that problem.
__________________
MSF Ridercoach IBA: 35353 95 R1100GSA, 93 GTS1000, 85 R80RT, 93 DR350/435, 99 RX125, 78 DT100
January 2010 New Zealand South Island ride
Summer 2009 UK to Alps ride
Summer 2008 UK End-to-End ride
slartidbartfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 08:04 AM   #1087
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 27,695
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigChris99 View Post
I understand what your saying......... But it is in the middle of the night, I watch my mirrors and do move over if some is [snip]
All that is irrelevant. Get the funk and stay the funk out of the left lane unless there's traffic to pass. Its not like you can't do exactly the same speed in any other lane.

Lane discipline. The US needs more of it.

M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 10:03 AM   #1088
trc.rhubarb
Beastly Adventurer
 
trc.rhubarb's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Concord, CA
Oddometer: 1,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummee! View Post

Lane discipline. The US needs more of it.

M
Road repair. The US needs more of it.
Right lane sucks to travel in most places.
__________________
2007 BMW GS Adventure
2000 Ducati 900ss
2010 Harley Ultra Limited
1975 BMW R90/6
Follow me here
trc.rhubarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 10:05 AM   #1089
JonU
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: El Paso, TX
Oddometer: 599
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummee! View Post
Lane discipline. The US needs more of it.

M
Agree with you 100%. I didn't ride a bike when I was in europe but I absolutely loved how nobody sat in the left lane unless it was a traffic jam.
JonU is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 02:49 PM   #1090
ttpete
Rectum Non Bustibus
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Dearborn, MI
Oddometer: 5,374
Quote:
Originally Posted by trc.rhubarb View Post
Road repair. The US needs more of it.
Right lane sucks to travel in most places.
Michigan allows 162,000 pound loads, and the right lane of the interstates is beat all to hell because of it. I've been on the shoulder and watched the blocks of pavement bounce up and down as the trucks go by. Then the state comes along and saws out the bad parts and puts in patches that turn the lane into a washboard. Michigan roads suck.
__________________
10 Ducati 1098 Streetfighter S - "Sleipnir"
09 Kaw Versys
67 Triumph Bonneville TT Special
"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" _____ Margaret Thatcher
ttpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #1091
the_sandman_454
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Coleman, Michigan
Oddometer: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by trc.rhubarb View Post
Road repair. The US needs more of it.
Right lane sucks to travel in most places.
Funny, I've never let that stop me from utilizing the right lane, even in MI, a state notorious for horrible road conditions.

If I were suddenly ruler of the world, speed enforcement would take a back seat to left lane enforcement.
the_sandman_454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 03:30 PM   #1092
trc.rhubarb
Beastly Adventurer
 
trc.rhubarb's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Concord, CA
Oddometer: 1,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_sandman_454 View Post
Funny, I've never let that stop me from utilizing the right lane, even in MI, a state notorious for horrible road conditions.

If I were suddenly ruler of the world, speed enforcement would take a back seat to left lane enforcement.
So nobody on the road, nobody behind you and you would ride through potholes and broken pavement rather than the smooth road? I don't buy it. I'm not saying that you don't yeild to faster traffic, but no way im beating up my bikes and my body for an imaginary faster vehicle.
__________________
2007 BMW GS Adventure
2000 Ducati 900ss
2010 Harley Ultra Limited
1975 BMW R90/6
Follow me here
trc.rhubarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #1093
the_sandman_454
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Coleman, Michigan
Oddometer: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by trc.rhubarb View Post
So nobody on the road, nobody behind you and you would ride through potholes and broken pavement rather than the smooth road? I don't buy it. I'm not saying that you don't yeild to faster traffic, but no way im beating up my bikes and my body for an imaginary faster vehicle.
Yes, I do run the right lane regardless of its' condition unless passing. The only exceptions are to occupy the left lane temporarily to give broken down motorists or emergency vehicles more room on the right shoulder (courtesy for both a specific legal requirement for emergency vehicles, well, move over or slow down, and I'm not slowing down) or avoid huge obstacles like a sink hole, deer carcass, burned out hulk of a car, etc. I do this in the cage and on the bike. Avoid obstacle, return to right lane. Repeat as needed.

Bikes (usually) have a suspension system for things like bumps. My KLR does, even though it is made from pre-stone age technology. If the road is so bad that your suspension can't handle it, maybe slowing down is in order.
the_sandman_454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #1094
WVhillbilly
Beastly Adventurer
 
WVhillbilly's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Oddometer: 8,720
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_sandman_454 View Post
maybe slowing down is in order.

Blasphemy
WVhillbilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #1095
B.Curvin
Feral Chia tamer
 
B.Curvin's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Left of the dial. Canton, NC
Oddometer: 2,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_sandman_454 View Post
Yes, I do run the right lane regardless of its' condition unless passing. The only exceptions are to occupy the left lane temporarily to give broken down motorists or emergency vehicles more room on the right shoulder (courtesy for both a specific legal requirement for emergency vehicles, well, move over or slow down, and I'm not slowing down) or avoid huge obstacles like a sink hole, deer carcass, burned out hulk of a car, etc. I do this in the cage and on the bike. Avoid obstacle, return to right lane. Repeat as needed.

Bikes (usually) have a suspension system for things like bumps. My KLR does, even though it is made from pre-stone age technology. If the road is so bad that your suspension can't handle it, maybe slowing down is in order.
+20

I never hang out in the left lane regardless of traffic/conditions.
__________________
Mutt'n the custard.

Porsche Audi VW
B.Curvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014