Beginning of the end for CA bikers?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by hefy_jefy, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    A 'rider'.:lol3

    I am telling y'all, the climate is ripe to outlaw splitting in CA and the only thing which will come from more action is 'fairness' discussions such as this. Bad idea to fight at the moment.

    Bye Michael
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  2. sdmichael

    sdmichael Long timer

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    So... I'm not a "rider" because I don't mind paying a toll for a toll bridge? Pulling money out of a bag isn't a hardship. If I was regularly crossing, I'd get a FASTRAK transponder and not have to worry about it (and be getting a discount). Never mind that is a completely different discussion than splitting lanes. Pick your battles. Whining about having to pay for a toll bridge won't get you anywhere.
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  3. hefy_jefy

    hefy_jefy Been here awhile

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    The "lame title" was deliberate, I wanted to get some attention. I drive every day down Hwy 1 and I honestly believe that most drivers are aware of the situation, in my experience if they are awake (not a given) and they see you, they move over. I also think the CHP guidelines are very reasonable and should be taken into account in any incident. The kids who believe they are fireproof will learn one way or the other, hopefully only damaging themselves.
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  4. Human Ills

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    The suggestions are quite a bit on the conservative side. My goal is to be in and out of your blind spot quickly before you change your mind and I am in the wrong place (observing the next set of drivers) to see.
    The only time I see motor cops holding to the 10/30 (I remember when LEOs were talking 15/35) is when they are actively scanning the vehicles for infractions.
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  5. ongrade

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    As a personal rule I stick to the 15 mph difference and stop splitting around 45-50 mph, but regularly see guys flying through at 30-40 mph difference. Things happen to quickly at those speeds to react in the little bit of space you have.

    On the toll bridge thing, all the Bay Area bridges were originally sold to the public as being toll free once the construction costs were covered. Then when the scum(politicians) started raiding the gas taxes to cover their pet giveaway programs they came back and asked for a raise on the tolls from 40 cents to $1. This was sold as a final and permanent increase. He scum then figured out how to get around the supposed cap in the proposition that gave them the $1 toll. I trust a politician as far as I can toss one. If they find a political advantage in ending lane splitting they'll try it. One thing that prevents it is the police unions(including CHP) have a strong lobbying effort in Sacramento against outlawing it.
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  6. Navy Chief

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    I hope that CA is able to maintain their status quo for lane splitting, it is the one example the rest of us are able to hold up while trying to get it legalized in our areas. If it is outlawed there the rest of us are screwed... :cry
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