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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2016, 05:18:34 pm »
come on.... theres no c-nut like the one towing his caravan(with 3/4 of his damn house in it all over the place :deal:
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2016, 07:59:43 pm »
I'm a bit lost here...
How does one spell" kant" ?

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2016, 08:01:08 pm »
Bunch of trailer towing non-bike riding pussies commenting on lane splitters.

Fuck people, go ride your bikes, try it, it is really fun.
 

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2016, 08:53:23 pm »
Sadly one of these kamakazi pilots saw his ass this morning on the N1 into CT. I was towing my 690 into town for a service and he came lane splitting past me at one moer of a speed on a DRZ400 motard . 5km's later they were loading him into an ambulance. He looked in a bad way, hope he made it.

I heard from a colleague there was a blanket over him  :-[
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2016, 08:53:59 pm »
Also saw the bike, the headlight etc was a mess.
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2016, 09:55:43 pm »
I'm not sure whether he made it or not but it must have been very serious because I still went through to ktm, dropped my bike off and went back the same way and the ambulance was still there.

I actual felt quite bad because when the oke past me I still thought to myself "f**k dude, you're an accident waiting to happen, you're doing twice the speed of all the other bikes on a wet road with slicks" and then I came across him totalled, it just felt too much like coincidence  :-\
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2016, 10:36:21 pm »
 

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2016, 05:04:31 am »
I'm not sure whether he made it or not but it must have been very serious because I still went through to ktm, dropped my bike off and went back the same way and the ambulance was still there.

I actual felt quite bad because when the oke past me I still thought to myself "f**k dude, you're an accident waiting to happen, you're doing twice the speed of all the other bikes on a wet road with slicks" and then I came across him totalled, it just felt too much like coincidence  :-\
Our employee, Werner, I suspect, MILNERTON ICU, broken leg and pelvis, car changed lanes without indicating, B-U-T I will have a word or three with him, when the time is right, about lame-splitting speed/driving style, etc.
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2016, 06:50:08 am »
I'm not sure whether he made it or not but it must have been very serious because I still went through to ktm, dropped my bike off and went back the same way and the ambulance was still there.

I actual felt quite bad because when the oke past me I still thought to myself "f**k dude, you're an accident waiting to happen, you're doing twice the speed of all the other bikes on a wet road with slicks" and then I came across him totalled, it just felt too much like coincidence  :-\
Our employee, Werner, I suspect, MILNERTON ICU, broken leg and pelvis, car changed lanes without indicating, B-U-T I will have a word or three with him, when the time is right, about lame-splitting speed/driving style, etc.
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2016, 06:51:48 am »
Eish!! Sterkte vir hom Chris - jammer om te hoor -

sterkte for chris.
he's paying sick leave for a guy that,  had he used his brains,  would be at work earning his salary.
 

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2016, 08:31:35 am »
And suddenly the jokes on this thread don't seem so funny when it all becomes real....

Adjust your mindset, a commute through traffic is exactly that, a COMMUTE.

Not an effing RACE.

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #51 on: September 08, 2016, 10:20:58 am »
We are all excellent drivers/riders, its those around us that don't know what they are doing  8)

I treat everyone as an idiot on the road and assume that they are trying to kill me, so I Drive/Ride accordingly. I used to get really angry at others for what I considered to be stupid behavior, but soon realised that my tantrums and swearing would not change someone else's actions only drive up my own bloodpressure. I now TRY to chill and move on, not always easy.

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #52 on: September 08, 2016, 11:49:13 am »
 :-\  close to home.....

staying out of a cars blind-spot, is one of the many things I try to do, to stay alive

hope he recovers well and has learnt something from this expensive lesson :thumleft:
 

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #53 on: September 08, 2016, 11:51:06 am »
thanks,all, I will report back here when I have any further news..., and will pass on your wishes, etc.

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2016, 04:08:31 pm »
Glad to hear he's okay Chris... give him a PK on the left ear on my behalf when he's well enough to handle it. As much as what we swear and curse people driving/riding like chops, it's never nice to see a kid lying on a tar road contorted in pain  :-\
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2016, 04:10:41 pm »
will do, Buff, will do... :thumleft:
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2016, 04:18:10 pm »
I have found over the years that the worse i fuck myself up,  the better the lesson is learnt.
 

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2016, 10:37:10 pm »
Can't believe you wasted so much time on this one! The time it took you to type the opening comment on this thread.

Look the other way and forget about this oke!

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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2016, 06:06:27 am »
Can't believe you wasted so much time on this one! The time it took you to type the opening comment on this thread.

Look the other way and forget about this oke!

Far less stress.

I took the time so I could get other perspectives as the risk some guys were taking seemed unreasonable and biker consideration should work both ways.

It is my opinion, there were many shared, thanks for the ones that add value amongst the normal trolls.

@Zebra glad your guys is ok, reality check how quick things can go south.

Interestingly I was back on the same stretch of road at the same time except it was Wednesday last week, not one incident of concern, maybe it was a Friday thing.
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Re: Biker Lane Splitting Clowns
« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2016, 07:21:40 am »
People differ from each other, and the one guy's "responsible riding" is the next one's boring like hell.

We will never change the attitude of those that lane-split at speed, race from Oasis to Wupperthal or IOM through Franschhoek pass.

I know, I have done it all, and at the time you would have gotten a "gaan kak" for your sincere efforts to point out the folly of my fast ways.

I was lucky to survive so many crashes and written-off bikes and broken bones. Lucky indeed.

In a way. like in a wolfpack, it is theduty of all bikers to "educate" those that transgress rules of common sense. But like I said, it will be wasted breath.

Also keep in mind that the fact that a guy is on a bike to start off with, makes the chances of him being a natural chance-taker just so much higher.

We do not ride these motorcycles for their safety features.