Damn slow-assed HD group rides....

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Red9, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I'm old school: I will flash-to-pass 3 times before passing on the shoulder. Also, I would have passed on the left.
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  2. stoke

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    What is the etiquette in using the "flash to pass" trigger on your bike? What situations?

    Mine has one, but I've only used it to get peoples attention when they're about to do something crazy in front of me.
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  3. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Careful with that. MANY people take flashing highbeams as a "go-ahead" signal, and in fact, that is protocol in some countries.
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  4. stoke

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    I thought about this, and you're 100% correct-I've done it myself in the truck. Why the hell was I doing that on my bike!? Seemed to work though, maybe it's because I would hit the trigger really fast a half a dozen times to get the errant ped's or whoever's attention vs. the one flash that seems to be standard...
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  5. High Country Herb

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    If you are on the highway, and flash someone in the fast lane ahead of you, they are supposed to pull right.

    If you are a left lane with space in front of you, and someone has their blinker on to get in front of you, it signals them to come on over.

    If you are on a surface street, with someone waiting to turn left across your lane of traffic, it signals that you will slow to allow them to make the turn in front of you.
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  6. stoke

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    Perfect explanation, thank you. Question: were I grew up, in MN and MT, people do actually abide by these rules: do people in CA? Drivers are nuts here.
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  7. rbrsddn

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    Unfortunately, in this country, especially in CT, if you flash your high beams at someone slower than you in the fast lane, they will take it as a challenge and do something dumb that will endanger lives. The other two seem to work most places...
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  8. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    If a trucker wants to move over, he'll signal, and a flash is the go-ahead. If I pass a truck, the trucker will flash when I'm clear to pull over in front, and I'll flash or wave to say thanks. Simple.

    In Europe, a flash to the vehicle ahead is a request for him to move over so I can pass. Disregarding it is a traffic offense. So is passing on the right.

    I've never seen a flash used to invite someone to turn left in front of them. Ceding right-of-way is stupid. It confuses people and can cause an accident.
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  9. arjay

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    Why does this surprise anyone? We deal with what's given us. I've found someone who could piss me off every day if I let them, and if I do, its my problem to deal with.

    If you get in the habit of trying to police everyone's actions, I can guarantee a most unenjoyable ride. Just ride and tend to your own business. You sure aren't going to change anybody, unless you're willing to change yourself.

    Just my opinion folks, and it isn't worth any more than the rest of it. :beer:
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  10. car94

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    :fyyff Stop trying to be reasonable, it's really pissing me off!:baldy
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  11. High Country Herb

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    This is one of my pet peves, actually. I can't think of a single time flash-to-pass has worked in California. I see them looking at me in the mirror, the right lane is completely empty, but I get absolutely no response. I guess I just keep doing it because I'm stubborn...


    Pretty good advice. I only cede right-of-way in special situations. In my little town, the downtown streets were designed for horse and buggy, not motor vehicle traffic. During peak times, the lanes remain full in both directions for about 2 hours, so the only way people can make a left is for someone to cede right-of-way. All the locals understand this, and don't want the historical buildings changed to accommodate more lanes. No time is lost, because we will catch up to the cars ahead soon enough anyway.
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  12. ohgood

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    I can't quote high country herb for some reason... tapatalk maybe ?


    anyway....





    take the median or shoulder and ROOST THE FUCKERS !!!



    THEN



    move to the left lane and slow down to pirate mode. I don't understand fuckers DOZING IN THE FAST LANE. if they can't handle traffic merging into and out of your "formation" get the fuck off the road.
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  13. anotherguy

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    Ah shut the fuck up all of ya!
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