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Old 03-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #31
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Oh I got around them, but it damn sure wasn't easy.

Traffic was bumper to bumper in the middle lane, less in the right lane, and the GROUP riders in the left.

This shit went on for 200 miles.

And what part of the country are you in that makes passing packs of riders and doing it easy???
I use to live in your neck of the woods: Charlotte NC. area. My wife and I use to ride to Daytona Florida many
times a year in the winter to visit & ride with friends. We use to run 100+MPH most all the way down and back.

You are correct traffic is a bear, but I found if your timing is good and your going fast enough the traffic was
just a good fun high speed chess game.... If you think your traffic was bad try coming home the day
after the Daytona 500 like we did one year. Bike week traffic is a tic tac toe game compared to Daytona 500
traffic...

We also rode 50,000 to 80,000 miles a year in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains every year we lived
there (13 years) Traffic in the mountains in the summer is a bear also, but I found if I made a high speed
chess game out of it also it really wasn't a biggie either.

I think it's more, all about how you choose to play life's games. Some choose to just be in the game,others
choose to win the game every time they play.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:06 PM   #32
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We also rode 50,000 to 80,000 miles a year in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains every year we lived
there (13 years)


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Old 03-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #33
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No problem, you ride and believe what you want my friend. One thing I've learned in close to 2 million miles
& 45 years of riding motorcycles is: Social Club (owners) have no idea what motorcyclists will or can do on
a motorcycle.

You ride safe now Ya Hear"
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #34
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Being on the road as much as I am (albeit just in cars and bikes), I'd have to say that your ranks are getting infiltrated with some pretty poor drivers these days too. Probably not to the same percentage as what you find in cars and light trucks but still plenty worrisome.
Container drayage companies will hire drivers no other company would touch and there are other fly by night opperations out there but their days are numbered. The Dot is getting aggressive about bad drivers and companies.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:16 PM   #35
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Container drayage companies will hire drivers no other company would touch and there are other fly by night opperations out there but their days are numbered. The Dot is getting aggressive about bad drivers and companies.
I hope so, I've seen them drive as bad as a teenager texting and it's amazing that every day one is getting stuck under a bridge on a parkway/ Also, it seems like the worst ones hit the road at the same time as me.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #36
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Social Club (owners) have no idea what motorcyclists will or can do on
a motorcycle.

You ride safe now Ya Hear"

And what kind of bike do I ride.

You barking up the wrong tree young man.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #37
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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.

Just a guess.
instead, just speed up a little bit, just enough to shut them down. I do it in the minivan, I just wait and watch for them to come, and shut them down every time. It's the only way they'll learn to pay attention.

Or not. But I do my part.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #38
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Trash Can, you missed the best part of being a Left Lane Bandit- you are now qualified to square-off your exit, no matter how many lanes or adjacent traffic! Solid painted lines on the sides of the road don't mean anything either- as long as there's something that resembles pavement, just close your eyes, turn and you're good to go. Turn signals are absolutely optional.

We've got another specialty around here- if traffic is backed-up on a limited access highway, you can exit whenever and wherever you want. Pickups and SUV's are particularly adept at this, but everyone can play. Sometimes they even look at on-coming traffic on the adjacent service roads before pulling in front of it from the unpaved shoulder. These techniques apparently have the apparent tacit approval of the state DOT and local, county and state LEO's based on personal observations over the last 30 or so years here. Needless to say, all this makes riding here "challenging".

Some states do enforce failing to keep right except to pass. Around here, Oklahoma & Arksansas get a pretty good number of Texas drivers and riders for this violation, even though it's the (mostly unenforced) law here too. New York & Ohio seem to be pretty strict on enforcing this too. Just depends on how revenue hungry the state is, I guess. Personally, I'd much prefer enforcing this over speeding (within reason). After all, the design of the interstate highway system is based on the design of the Autobahn, where keeping right except to pass is rigidly enforced and obeyed by (almost) all. Passing on the right is severely frowned on there. The system actually works very well- when it's properly used. Just not so much here in the states.

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #39
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And what kind of bike do I ride.

You barking up the wrong tree young man.

Thank you, it's been many,many years since anyone has called me a young man"

You just made my day,week,month he!! maybe even my year

I hope you ride a pretty orange bike like mine you have"

You ride safe Buddy"
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #40
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Well... Left laning isnt illegal, so quitcher bitchen.

However, speeding, and depending on the officer passing on the right is.

Left laning can be illegal, depending on the state.

Passing on the right can be legal, depending on the state.

You need to get off the soapbox, and out, more often.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #41
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Same law here and same lack of enforcement.
Edit: Although, having now looked at the chart linked-to by lethe, the "Keep Right ... " signs may be DOT signs and not actually law.
It's only "theoretically illegal," just as open carry of a firearm is only "theoretically legal" in some places. Google "beavercreek incident."

Laws are nullified by LE not enforcing them just as Rights are nullified by not exercising them.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #42
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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???
They're waiting for you to blow past them in the grassy median.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #43
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They're waiting for you to blow past them in the grassy median.

I only passed the ones in front of me.

I will try your way next time. Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #44
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Thank you, it's been many,many years since anyone has called me a young man"

You just made my day,week,month he!! maybe even my year

I hope you ride a pretty orange bike like mine you have"

You ride safe Buddy"
i had to read all your posts in other threads, my conclusion is you are either a poor troll or have Alzheimers and don't remember things quite right. i.e. duluth to L.A. in under 24 hours in the early 70s or before. riding what ? a very special DeLorian?
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #45
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It's only "theoretically illegal," just as open carry of a firearm is only "theoretically legal" in some places. Google "beavercreek incident."

Laws are nullified by LE not enforcing them just as Rights are nullified by not exercising them.


excuse me,,,

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But who has the time to anymore... The American dream is just a maxed out credit card, two mortgages, two cars financed at 7 years, and a tuition per child away.
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