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Offline VMAN

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Riding in the Road works section
« on: April 16, 2009, 08:50:48 am »
Travelling from Pta to Jhb this morning, there is a stretch of about 10km where the right hand lane has been closed off for traffic. There is no actual works taking place, except for the last km of this stretch.
So, I am cruising lekker at around 100kph in my own personal lane for 9 of the 50kms I have to do.

I did notice that a lot of the bikers do not do this, and rather keep splitting between the cars.

Is my doing illegal?  ???It is definitely the safest!
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 08:58:29 am »
it's only illegal if you get caught
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 09:05:12 am »
if there isnt a sign that says no bikes, go for it!  :imaposer:
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 09:17:01 am »
it's only illegal if you get caught

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Last year a biker was hit by a cop car while doing the same thing between Malibingwe and William Nicol. Outcome was not good.

So watch out for the jealous folk, they may do something drastic  ::)
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 09:23:25 am »
Just nod & wave ;D
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 10:12:04 am »
Go fot it ! :pot:
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 10:16:19 am »
coming from bloemfontein toe cape town once at the road work section the gaurd just waived us through

me and a guy on a rt1200

so we went ahead - came over the first rise and there were cars coming from the front  :o

lets just say the rt got onto the shoulder and i just got onto the dirt side road that the construction vehicles were using

but we did not ask to be let through - we thought they just closed the section and if we steeked it we would catchup the cars quick quick

but they must have close it off some time ago - so they dont mind if you go in with your bike while its closed  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 10:18:18 am »
I've done it :thumleft:
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 10:36:53 am »
I have done it in the dark and hit the lip between the old tar and the new. I didnt even see it coming went down in a hail of sparks. I wont be doing it again. I am still sitting with a buggered shoulder.

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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 12:38:07 pm »
I got gatvol of the traffic in the toyrun & blasted down the gravel road in the middle of the N1 this year, no probs, they just wern't considerate enough to supply me with an exit where I needed it.
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 11:33:40 pm »
Have seen cars and bikes doing this.

Have ALSO seen cars and bikes being stopped while doing this by Metro.

It is illegal to ride there, just make sure there ain't a cop car in the traffic jam while you paas him in your own lane. He will stop you  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2009, 06:06:07 am »
The construction lane may look empty at times...............

BUT, it's been closed for a reason! It's not safe nor intelligent to ride there - you never know what may change from day to day (or even hour to hour) - potholes, trenches, emulsion for re-surfacing, construction equipment or workers.

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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2009, 07:16:44 am »
I got gatvol of the traffic in the toyrun & blasted down the gravel road in the middle of the N1 this year, no probs, they just wern't considerate enough to supply me with an exit where I needed it.

Grim....it was last year.... :imaposer:
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 08:46:05 am »
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Travelling from Pta to Jhb this morning, there is a stretch of about 10km where the right hand lane has been closed off for traffic. There is no actual works taking place, except for the last km of this stretch.
So, I am cruising lekker at around 100kph in my own personal lane for 9 of the 50kms I have to do.

I did notice that a lot of the bikers do not do this, and rather keep splitting between the cars.

Is my doing illegal?  ???It is definitely the safest!

Well, if you come off in that section you are in a heap of trouble. Actually, you are no better than the taxis driving in the yellow lane, you should be arrested when caught.... :deal:

Asking if it is legal??? sheez boet, you should know better...
 

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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2009, 08:54:04 am »
I got gatvol of the traffic in the toyrun & blasted down the gravel road in the middle of the N1 this year, no probs, they just wern't considerate enough to supply me with an exit where I needed it.

Grim....it was last year.... :imaposer:

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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009, 08:57:05 am »
From where I work I see the M1.  I was watching all the birdbrains barreling along in the construction lane and there is no pill for stupidity.   Sad really, or we may have had a chance to cure you.   ::)
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009, 09:19:17 am »
Cured! :-[
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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2009, 09:44:03 am »
if you do prang your bike on such a stretch, i take it that there may be problems with insurance as well?
 

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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2009, 10:04:05 am »
if you do prang your bike on such a stretch, i take it that there may be problems with insurance as well?
Then they would have a problem if you went on dirt as well... but yeah they may just do so. :-[
 

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Re: Riding in the Road works section
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2009, 02:38:33 pm »
if you do prang your bike on such a stretch, i take it that there may be problems with insurance as well?
Then they would have a problem if you went on dirt as well... but yeah they may just do so. :-[

the one may be illegal, though