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Old 01-29-2009, 10:22 AM   #31
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Usually I hit em on purpose because "Johnny Do Gooder" is trying to stop me from splitting. Ti Knuckled Gloves are also good for slapping a window with the back of your hand. I have taken a few off of cars for trying to pinch me. Hyundai mirrors make damned good pinballs. I will be in the Bay area in a couple weeks with my 400EXC Supermoto and I am looking forward to Splittin with it. As for lane splitting while Living in Colorado, they are as bad as florida.
I have only lane split several times in CO and every cager makes it their personal mission to make absolutely sure you do not get by them. I was actually ticketed in college for splitting lanes on a bicycle.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:27 AM   #32
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The other day I saw a rider splitting traffic on the freeway at above 70 MPH leaned back against backpack on back of seat knees against handle bars steering and texing at same time just looking up occationally.
This is not the first time I've heard of this but it must be the same guy, I can't believe there could be more than one of them.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:08 AM   #33
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My eyeballs were dry from that one.
That's funny right there! I know what you mean by that...

On a related note, this guy goes by "The unblinking Finn"



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Old 01-29-2009, 12:07 PM   #34
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When someone tries to take me out I defend myself.

Your imagined defense isn't going to get you any nuts.
We have road rage’rs out here too but they are not generally on MC. I suppose because if they are, they don’t last too long. Now if we could only get rid of the rest of them.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:02 PM   #35
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I think thin thoughts on the GS.

You can't road rage and split, it will just get you into an accident or worse. In the end, the cage will win if you start road raging with the driver. The one thing that I do know with the drivers out here in So Cal (especially after my last performance award inspired stint in traffic school), is that they are completely unaware that there is anything wrong with how they are driving. When they started to complain about motorcycles splitting, I admitted that some of us go way too fast doing it, but we are one less car that is in their way.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:16 PM   #36
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That's funny right there! I know what you mean by that...

On a related note, this guy goes by "The unblinking Finn"
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:45 PM   #37
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There's a proper etiquette for fellow motorcyclists, when splitting.

It's unspoken, but you know to make room for a faster rider coming up behind you.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #38
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Lane sharing is definetly fun when you are in the right mood. Like trail riding with trees that move randomly.

Course if you want the full playing in traffic experience you need to do one of the San Francisco friday night rides, scary but needs to be experienced at least once.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:07 PM   #39
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You don't realize just how convenient it is until you get out of state. Really pisses 'em off in Chicago. And Oregon. And Washington. To name a few.

I couldn't live like that...............
I only had a few idiots pissed off at me in the DC area. Mostly white doods. Thoughts on that include the fact that most of the people living in the DC area are transplants from other countries and are used to MCs going up the middle.

Mind you, I didn't share like I did in Sandy Eggo, but I WOULD do it. Dive in the middle for a few cages and slide back into the lane for a bit. Repeat as needed.

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Old 01-30-2009, 02:25 AM   #40
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Wink Like, I don't do traffic mang!

I split my way to work and home in the east bay, on I-80 or Hwy 24 every day/night, rain or shine. My GS was down for a gear box swap a while back so I had to drive my truck............That lasted three days. On the afternoon of the third day I bought an xr650l to ride while GS is shop bound, cause Traffic Just Sucks!

In line with the thread title. While splitting my thoughts are usually something like......... what if this, and what if that. .......With the occasional "don't do it butt head" or "well, come on over knuckle head, your already half way there" thrown in for obvious reasons.
I sometimes catch myself saying those things aloud, as if ol' knuckle head is gonna hear me.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:39 PM   #41
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Lane splitting rules, loud pipes suck.

I lane split no matter what state I happen to be in but only with stopped traffic and with the utmost caution. Since I ride a big fat harley one must plan ahead and proceed slowly. Loud horns do wonders.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #42
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There's a proper etiquette for fellow motorcyclists, when splitting.

It's unspoken, but you know to make room for a faster rider coming up behind you.
So, you have traffic jams in the split lanes between the traffic jams?
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:34 PM   #43
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So, you have traffic jams in the split lanes between the traffic jams?

Not exactly but some guys really go fast. You should get out of the way if you are going slower.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:04 PM   #44
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I do 100 mi. a day commute in the bay area and find 60 percent of the drivers will work with you, 39 percent do not see you and 1 will try to cut you off. Safe lane splitting is stressful if you do it right but gets you home hours earlier.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:07 PM   #45
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Also as said, watch your mirrors. I have been passed at 70 and have been stuck behind new splitters doing 10.
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