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Old 03-20-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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Left Lane Blockers

I know this has been beat to death, but I just got back from Daytona Trailer Week.
While I understand groups of motorcycles running nose to tail down the Interstate, in the left lane, to keep from getting LOST,
why does the Damn Dually PU with trailer have to stay in the left lane also???

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, that is what I was thinking.

It was 30 miles from the motel, I-4 three lane, and the left lane was blocked every day.
The worst was leaving out Sunday, and other than the non moving over MOTORCYCLES, was the damn TQ's

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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If people knew how to fucking merge, I bet a lot of these guys pulling trailers would avoid the left lane more often. As it is, people just cruise merrily down on ramps expecting the whole world to yield to them. Very annoying in a normal car, but extremely frustrating pulling a rig that takes longer to brake and get back up to speed and wastes twice the fuel.

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:47 AM   #5
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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If people knew how to fucking merge, I bet a lot of these guys pulling trailers would avoid the left lane more often. As it is, people just cruise merrily down on ramps expecting the whole world to yield to them. Very annoying in a normal car, but extremely frustrating pulling a rig that takes longer to brake and get back up to speed and wastes twice the fuel.
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If you've never driven a big truck pulling a large trailer, you really have no idea how much work it is getting it up to speed, and worse, getting it stopped before you run over that Camry that just came down the on-ramp doing 50 and pulled right in front of you.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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PA has a law that states keep right except to pass. How many times have I ever heard of anyone ever getting a ticket for it? Never. They dont enforce it so no one cares if they do it. They can just sit in the left lane and not be bothered by merging traffic doing any speed they want to and be oblivious to everyone around them.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #8
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:17 AM   #9
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If people knew how to fucking merge, I bet a lot of these guys pulling trailers would avoid the left lane more often. As it is, people just cruise merrily down on ramps expecting the whole world to yield to them. Very annoying in a normal car, but extremely frustrating pulling a rig that takes longer to brake and get back up to speed and wastes twice the fuel.

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As a CDL driver I can say you hit the nail on the head. When I am pulling a double trailer set with one of our little city tractors, keeping left is often a necessary evil because in the bigger picture it is actually safer and causes less delays in an urban environment.
Out on the open road where merging traffic isn't a problem then it is stupid and selfish.
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As a CDL driver I can say you hit the nail on the head. When I am pulling a double trailer set with one of our little city tractors, keeping left is often a necessary evil because in the bigger picture it is actually safer and causes less delays in an urban environment.
Out on the open road where merging traffic isn't a problem then it is stupid and selfish.


I am talking about miles of Hardleys, in the left lane doing almost the speed limit, and the trailers that brought them to Bike Week.


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I am talking about miles of Hardleys, in the left lane doing almost the speed limit, and the trailers that brought them to Bike Week.
you provide your own answer
they trailered there, what would they know about riding/driving. They might measure their riding in mere hundreds of miles per year or lifetime
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I am talking about miles of Hardleys, in the left lane doing almost the speed limit, and the trailers that brought them to Bike Week.
Well unfortunately motorcycles in general tend to appeal to type "A" folks with a narcissistic outlook. The pirate crowd uses being antisocial as part of the persona, and being so image conscious tends to lead to monkey see, monkey do mob mentality.

The folks with their bikes in trailers? probally some emotional need to be identified as being "with" the bikes.
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The folks with their bikes in trailers? probally some emotional need to be identified as being "with" the bikes.

That is the part that chaps my ass the most.

You just used better words.

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That is the part that chaps my ass the most.

You just used better words.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #15
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I always apply chap stick after my ass wants a dip of snuff.
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