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Offline MildDog

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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2009, 08:47:21 pm »
I rode for an hour in peak traffic today (and I don't have a day job so I never sit in traffic anyways)... got home and was all EXCITED and AMPED. was seriously nerve-racking but shit it was fun. I get a massive sense of triumph when I lane-split and pull away first at the lights and think 'if i was in my car I'd still be back there'... My girlfriend did have to tell me to chill once I got home though  :dousing: the more I ride my bike the more I love it... and today I got proper dualie-tires and did away with those deathwings  >:D
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2009, 10:51:11 pm »
travelling on the n2 yesterday I almost got taken out ,by a golden arrow bus.
cruising along to overtake the bus and he decides he needs to be in my lane
I was in a double cab with my lights on wtf  blind bastard or he didnt even check his mirrors
so I slam on brakes whilst i still have tarmac although it didnt take long befor i had 2 wheels on the
dirt in the centre island .in the game of bakkie,taxi  or bus , bus always wins
so today i thought If i dont ride now im not gonna even the cage is scary
had  a cool almost non eventful day
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2009, 11:04:42 pm »
travelling on the n2 yesterday I almost got taken out ,by a golden arrow bus.
cruising along to overtake the bus and he decides he needs to be in my lane
I was in a double cab with my lights on wtf  blind bastard or he didnt even check his mirrors
so I slam on brakes whilst i still have tarmac although it didnt take long befor i had 2 wheels on the
dirt in the centre island .in the game of bakkie,taxi  or bus , bus always wins
so today i thought If i dont ride now im not gonna even the cage is scary
had  a cool almost non eventful day


yeah the busses are the often the MOST dangerous drivers... especially in places like  over Stanhope bridge (claremont side), it's amazing how fast they can get those busses to move. I guess they have all the reasons to drive kak (traffic & stress) and no reasons to be careful (risk of personal injury is zero and its not their bus).
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2009, 11:10:41 pm »
You Gauteng Okes amaze with your lane splitting, :o I've seen some of you have a serious death wish!
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #64 on: August 28, 2009, 04:05:25 am »
On my home yesterday i had the privilege of sitting on the M1/N1 all the way from Booysens to Samrand.
At Allendale there was a crappy dust storm blowing, visability was shit.... but the bikes came flying past lane splitting! MAD speeds, all kinds of biks but for every 1 bike there were 2 GS's and they were over taking the other bikes whilst lane splitting. Must be something about feeling like a power ranger when putting on the "bmw icecream suits"

Not bashing this was my observation!!  :-\
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2009, 07:19:33 am »
so now i have seen a "tak-tak" lane spliting what else?
Yesterday going home M3 out of town , near Woodstock, a oke on a .......bicycle!! ???
and he was going faster than the cars :imaposer:
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #66 on: August 28, 2009, 07:22:59 am »
i've done 3 pedestrians hard,  that took me off the bike.   nowdays,  I aim at them.   i had an idiot just stand and look at me the other day.   I stopped the battlescoot,  swore at him to fark off,  and when he didn't i wheelied into his leg.   he farked off after that.
 

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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #67 on: August 28, 2009, 05:12:38 pm »
G-man you're too strung, boet!  Take a break, roll a zol.   ;D
 

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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2009, 12:57:12 pm »
About 2 months ago, I was coming from Grand West to N1. Stop at trafficklight at Voortrekker and saw this dude with his KTM approaching from behind. Ok lights change and this dude zoomes past... my bike still cold and so are the tyres, anyway next traffic light catch him again and I zoom past as the lights change....Game on !
So now the sharp bend going onto the N1, KTM just here behind me...tyres cold, but manage to get speed and grip and as I exit turn, no KTM....and when i was about 100 from turn I see him comming big time, so I hit throttle and I have about 600m clear road before we join on N1, and I am pumping it, over 200, KTM again gets smaller in mirror, ok cars ahead , I slow down and behind cars....dude on KTM went between the cars at 200km/h.....I passed cars and caught up with him again at over 200 and then cars again...he just keeps splitting at around 180. Me thinks not good idea. So I won the dice, but he won the race as he was at Jip de Jager before me.
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2009, 01:00:34 pm »
 :patch: :eek7:
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2009, 02:12:27 pm »
On my home yesterday i had the privilege of sitting on the M1/N1 all the way from Booysens to Samrand.
At Allendale there was a crappy dust storm blowing, visability was shit.... but the bikes came flying past lane splitting! MAD speeds, all kinds of biks but for every 1 bike there were 2 GS's and they were over taking the other bikes whilst lane splitting. Must be something about feeling like a power ranger when putting on the "bmw icecream suits"

Not bashing this was my observation!!  :-\

Gotta agree, there's some idiots out there, I don't mind them removing themselves from the gene pool but take a dim view of their efforts to include me in their efforts. :angry5:
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2009, 05:20:25 pm »
I dig the okes on the back of a bakkie :D.

I started laughing out loud in the office now, just imagine that scene in the UK. Somebody on the back of a bakkie - the cops here will go mental  :biggrin:  :biggrin:
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2009, 06:08:40 pm »
I dig the okes on the back of a bakkie :D.

I started laughing out loud in the office now, just imagine that scene in the UK. Somebody on the back of a bakkie - the cops here will go mental  :biggrin:  :biggrin:

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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #73 on: September 03, 2009, 07:26:46 pm »
What a joke!
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
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Re: Rush-hour filtering: extreme sport?
« Reply #75 on: September 04, 2009, 07:58:27 am »
I think some race car drive can take a few notes!!!

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