I saw it again yesterday btw. An early 90s smallish sport bike zipping by me in the shoulder...never mind me, in the bus, and the rest of traffic are flowing at 65+. It was NOT an attempt to clear blind spots...he had it pretty wound out. There ARE some things that may appear to be "playing" but are actually survival traits. Going slightly faster, splitting, moving around in your lane (what I MAY have seen is someone trying to get a drivers attention...I'm 3 cars +1 lateral away and it looks like play). Knowing what I know now and applying it to what I witnessed earlier...I'd say 80% of mt "negative" observations are still people being stupid. There IS one thing I admit. Bikes are not going as fast they sometimes appear when splitting lanes. Its the sitting still and aggravation that makes them look faster than they really are. I still stand by that many people, around here, are more reckless on their motorcycles than their 4 wheel counterparts. This being said...cars is cars is motorcycles. They all can and do have dummies operating them. I was riding this morning in the HOV lane hitting about 72mph medium, but flowing traffic all around. A prius comes from behind, crosses the double double, and with all its might over takes me, crosses the double double again.....to end up behind a car going the same speed as me 70 yards down the road. I drive a bus they pass, I ride an MC, they pass...doesn't matter...some people think the fast lane or HOV lane is their personal autobahn...screw that...speed limit is speed limit. I don't care out of spite or someone being "in front of me"...I care for the amount of fuel they waste, the wear on their car, the idea that they "accomplished" something, and the danger they put themselves and me in. Stay in your damn lane, maintain speed, and get to where you're going. Speeding saves you ZERO time in the short runs under 1 hour. Another example is a woman in a Mercedes SUV pile. I entered the freeway in my VW...she didn't like my entry speed...sorry...0-60 is not the busses strong suit...least not when tuned for MPG. She angrily floors it around me...I watch her pick though traffic lane driver style. I lose sight of her. 17 miles later I prep for my exit ramp...guess what....shes right in front of me. All that effort, stress, and fuel...and she ended up exactly where she left off...right next to the "slow" VW bus. "Sometimes you win sometimes you lose"? I see more loses than wins stop lights, merges, freeways....everywhere. 479 miles this morning. I'm quickly approaching what some people ride in a whole year.