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Offline Willem55

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Lane Splitting
« on: April 26, 2019, 06:33:54 am »
If the highway has more than 2 lanes always lane split on the far right. Cars then only have to pull out of the way for bikes from one side. Every morning there is one or two guys on the N1 into town that causes issues by not doing this. This morning it was an African Twin (I know it is frustrating riding a Honda  ;D but try to remember). Cars don't know which way to go if bikes are on both sides. Also please look in your mirrors..... if a faster (Braver) rider wants to come past you just pull out of the way so that he can pass you and be on his way. I am the one pulling over for other bikes each morning. You get some brave lane splitters out there.
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 06:44:14 am »
I agree with both points.

I often make way for the faster lane splitters. Most frustrating thing is to get stuck behind a slow-poke for km’s on end, either because he doesn’t check his mirrors, or refuses to let you pass while frantically trying to speed up. Simple logic: if a bike appears behind you, he must be going faster than you. Make space!  :lol8:
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 07:03:46 am »
If the highway has more than 2 lanes always lane split on the far right. Cars then only have to pull out of the way for bikes from one side. Every morning there is one or two guys on the N1 into town that causes issues by not doing this. This morning it was an African Twin (I know it is frustrating riding a Honda  ;D but try to remember). Cars don't know which way to go if bikes are on both sides. Also please look in your mirrors..... if a faster (Braver) rider wants to come past you just pull out of the way so that he can pass you and be on his way. I am the one pulling over for other bikes each morning. You get some brave lane splitters out there.
What do you mean by "far right"? To the right of the rightmost lane? Or in between to two right hand lanes?
 

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 07:17:31 am »
Personally I never ride in the suicide lane, which is the right of the rightmost, but many riders do, their choice. Far right to me is between the two right lanes

If the highway has more than 2 lanes always lane split on the far right. Cars then only have to pull out of the way for bikes from one side. Every morning there is one or two guys on the N1 into town that causes issues by not doing this. This morning it was an African Twin (I know it is frustrating riding a Honda  ;D but try to remember). Cars don't know which way to go if bikes are on both sides. Also please look in your mirrors..... if a faster (Braver) rider wants to come past you just pull out of the way so that he can pass you and be on his way. I am the one pulling over for other bikes each morning. You get some brave lane splitters out there.
What do you mean by "far right"? To the right of the rightmost lane? Or in between to two right hand lanes?
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 07:42:37 am »
If the highway has more than 2 lanes always lane split on the far right. Cars then only have to pull out of the way for bikes from one side. Every morning there is one or two guys on the N1 into town that causes issues by not doing this. This morning it was an African Twin (I know it is frustrating riding a Honda  ;D but try to remember). Cars don't know which way to go if bikes are on both sides. Also please look in your mirrors..... if a faster (Braver) rider wants to come past you just pull out of the way so that he can pass you and be on his way. I am the one pulling over for other bikes each morning. You get some brave lane splitters out there.
What do you mean by "far right"? To the right of the rightmost lane? Or in between to two right hand lanes?
The furthest "splitting lane". With three lanes it would be between the right and the middle lane.
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 07:59:19 am »
Personally I never ride in the suicide lane, which is the right of the rightmost, but many riders do, their choice. Far right to me is between the two right lanes

Agreed.....
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 08:18:15 am »
If the highway has more than 2 lanes always lane split on the far right. Cars then only have to pull out of the way for bikes from one side. Every morning there is one or two guys on the N1 into town that causes issues by not doing this. This morning it was an African Twin (I know it is frustrating riding a Honda  ;D but try to remember). Cars don't know which way to go if bikes are on both sides. Also please look in your mirrors..... if a faster (Braver) rider wants to come past you just pull out of the way so that he can pass you and be on his way. I am the one pulling over for other bikes each morning. You get some brave lane splitters out there.
What do you mean by "far right"? To the right of the rightmost lane? Or in between to two right hand lanes?
The furthest "splitting lane". With three lanes it would be between the right and the middle lane.
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 08:18:31 am »
Personally I never ride in the suicide lane, which is the right of the rightmost, but many riders do, their choice. Far right to me is between the two right lanes

Agreed.....
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 08:19:27 am »
Personally I never ride in the suicide lane, which is the right of the rightmost, but many riders do, their choice. Far right to me is between the two right lanes

Agreed.....
Net so.

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 08:27:58 am »
Personally I never ride in the suicide lane, which is the right of the rightmost, but many riders do, their choice. Far right to me is between the two right lanes

Agreed.....
Net so.

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 08:29:07 am »
Persoonlik dink ek daar moet 'n onderskeid getref word tussen plekke waar die "Suicide lane" bruikbaar is en gebruik word, met redelike veiligheid, bv. vanaf Beyers Naude, op die N1 N, tot waar dit te nou raak, en waar dit onbruikbaar en onveilig is, bv. op dele van die N1 N nader aan Pretoria. Ek ken nie al die paaie nie maar elke gesonde verstand kan mos maar lei waar en waar nie. Tussen Beyers Naude en William Nicol, wat ek soort van daagliks ry, is die "Suicide lane" al herdoop na die "Bike lane", die motoriste verwag die fietse daar en ek het in twee jaaar nog nie een ongeval gesien nie. Natuurlik geld al die ongeskrewe reels van veiligheid en bowenal bedagsaamheid met die enkele uitsonderings wat ons nie te veel behoort te kwel nie en in elk geval altyd daar salw ees. Selfs die Verkeerspolisie, op motorfietese gebeuik hierdie stuk pad en gee maklik pad wanner jy vinniger as hulle ry en bedank selfs wanneer hulle vinniger is en jy padgee om hulle verby te laat. Hierdie is uiteraard nie 'n aanbeveling nie, bloot my inset.
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 08:42:09 am »
Here is a pic of both the African Twins together....
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 08:56:05 am »
yay a lane splitting thread   :ricky:
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 09:26:54 am »
Persoonlik dink ek daar moet 'n onderskeid getref word tussen plekke waar die "Suicide lane" bruikbaar is en gebruik word, met redelike veiligheid, bv. vanaf Beyers Naude, op die N1 N, tot waar dit te nou raak, en waar dit onbruikbaar en onveilig is, bv. op dele van die N1 N nader aan Pretoria. Ek ken nie al die paaie nie maar elke gesonde verstand kan mos maar lei waar en waar nie. Tussen Beyers Naude en William Nicol, wat ek soort van daagliks ry, is die "Suicide lane" al herdoop na die "Bike lane", die motoriste verwag die fietse daar en ek het in twee jaaar nog nie een ongeval gesien nie. Natuurlik geld al die ongeskrewe reels van veiligheid en bowenal bedagsaamheid met die enkele uitsonderings wat ons nie te veel behoort te kwel nie en in elk geval altyd daar salw ees. Selfs die Verkeerspolisie, op motorfietese gebeuik hierdie stuk pad en gee maklik pad wanner jy vinniger as hulle ry en bedank selfs wanneer hulle vinniger is en jy padgee om hulle verby te laat. Hierdie is uiteraard nie 'n aanbeveling nie, bloot my inset.

Francois, ek ry daardie pad ook elke dag.

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 10:11:05 am »
yay a lane splitting thread   :ricky:

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 11:12:00 am »
yay a lane splitting thread   :ricky:

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 11:35:32 am »
Work harder and buy a car. Lane splitting sorted.
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2019, 11:39:14 am »
Lovely. Can we discuss KTM vs BMW now?

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2019, 11:41:16 am »
Here is a pic of both the African Twins together....

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2019, 11:47:56 am »
Just want to add... only give way for faster bikes, when its safe to do so....  :thumleft:
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