Why do they do that?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Homey, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    We get people who hog the middle lane. They don't move when you flash them and as we can't 'undertake' the outside lane gets full of sales reps in the BMW/Audi all waving their dicks (ooo ,look at me, I'm more special than you).

    People who believe that the middle lane is the more safe than the other lanes is a little.............. well...............FUKKIN delusional.

    The inside lane, you know, the lane next to the hard shoulder, the hard shoulder where you have to get to in an emergency. But noooooooooo, if I have a blowout then I'll cross another lane, (fucking people about, 'cause I'm so special) to get to the hard shoulder. Twats.

    Ooo, but the inside lane has wear where the trucks have been. STOP WINGING YOU FUKKIN DICKHEAD. Just avoid them. Plan ahead, look where you are riding.


    Oh and AUDI stands for Arseholes Usually Drive It.

    Rant over. I thank you.
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  2. ThumperStorm

    ThumperStorm Long timer

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    Eh, I'd give it a .5 :bueller
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  3. Homey

    Homey Been here awhile

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    I never heard of the "GSR way" but that's pretty much how I learned to ride in groups from way back in the 80's.

    btw, does my 86 GSXR qualify as vintage Suzuki yet, I'm pretty sure my T500 does? :)
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  4. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    No, they're worse. But they're still not as bad as most motorists or even some motorcyclists who think bicycles are more than a blip on the safety, courtesy, or entitlement-bullshit-o-meter.
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  5. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Service Monkey

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    Try dealing with 100+ on a 2 lane road spread evenly over 3 miles running 50 on a 65 mph road. With sag trailers and even an ambulance trailing.

    Some kind of charity event. The only good part was they had a town cop at the traffic light directing EVERYONE thru quickly.

    Made for some really squirrely behavior of all the other traffic that wasn't out for a scening ride in the fresh air.....
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  6. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    That's neither here nor there
    If you refer to No. 5, they also admonish their members not to attempt to prevent other vehicles from entering the group.

    IF you are going to ride as a cohesive group, their rules for their members seem pretty reasonable, and the emphasis is on both courtesy and safety.

    Frankly, I have encountered a lot more sport bike jockeys than pirates acting like :asshat Most of the pirates have been attentive and courteous.
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  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Its already Friday? :confused I've missed a few days!

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  8. El Pescador

    El Pescador Been here awhile

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    I'm sorry, but I ride in the left hand lane pretty much all the time at about 10-15 MPH above the posted limit. I live in Houston where you will NOT be the fastest vehicle, unless you're doing 90. If you want to travel faster, you can go around.
    Actually, I'm not sorry.
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  9. Barry

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    Cause they are idiots on cruisers...

    Laws vary state to state, but if you are an idiot or dick, you hog the left lane. Courtesy and safety dictate you do not. Even if you are speeding. You are an asshole. You know who you are...
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  10. ianbh

    ianbh Been here awhile

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    First, you're not sorry.

    Oh, now I get it. You decide that 10-15 over is your speed and hang out in the left lane. At the same time, you surely wouldn't be complaining about another left lane driver only doing 5-10 mph over?

    I like the states that have the sign "keep right except to pass". Ian, Iowa
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  11. Brian Keith

    Brian Keith Been here awhile

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    In fairness, number 5 states no one should try to prevent vehicles from entering the group. Although reading that list I'm reminded why I don't ride in groups and why I don't square dance.

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  12. Handy

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    Sounds like a sorry sumbitch to me:wave
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  13. pretbek

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    Pennsyltucky has that.
    People still hog the left lane and especially the middle lane whenever there is one.

    The right lane (that scary one, where there are entrances every so many miles, OMFG whatever will we do) is often the wide open fastest lane.


    El Pescador, you should move out of the way if you can without needing to step on the brakes.
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  14. DudeClone

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  15. Isorg

    Isorg Been here awhile

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    we have them here in Texas too.
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  16. Brian Keith

    Brian Keith Been here awhile

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    A few years back Colorado made it a state law. They had lighted signs notifying drivers and even had police pulling people over for a few months. As soon as that stopped it went right back to the way it was. It's actually faster to just stay in the right hand lane sometimes because there is no one in it.
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  17. Andy-Gadget

    Andy-Gadget Any bike can go anywere

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    In Queensland, the early signs said "slow vehicles use the left lane", Australia remember, so we are on the other side, and this prompted the driver of the Morris minor running on three cylinders to immediately change to the right lane, as they weren't "slow vehicles".

    Later signs say "keep left unless overtaking", no suggestion of penis size here, and so it was obeyed, most of the time anyway.

    I pass cars on the left all the time, swiveling the head and giving them the "eye" as I do so, passes the time on the boring two lane that I usually avoid, but it is like urinating in a wet suit, gives you a warm felling, but no one notices.

    Dick heads will be dick heads regardless of the law, enforcement is the only real solution, and we all know about that:evil

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  18. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    dont you mean, "the correct side" :D
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  19. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Here in the Northeast it is SOP for people to pass on the right. Usually way over the speed limit. If it is a three or four lane, they'll stick to the two right lanes and thread there way through traffic. The only good thing about it is they are typically working excessively to get nowhere fast. Amusing.
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  20. Gripsteruser

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    Maybe so but it might be because folks have moved left in anticipation of people entering the highway from the entrance ramp.


    I run right lane except to make room for merging traffic at known sticky spots on my commute.

    The guys who run 80 on the right thru those stretches threaten the entering traffic who are still coming up to speed and running out of room.

    (I see that trick a LOT!)

    I enjoy watching the folks who do that get tangled with the mergers because they weren't thinking 2 moves ahead. But I don't enjoy being one of the unlucky mergers because I can't detect the 80 mph traffic in my mirrors until I'm about to move into the lane.
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