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Offline Bring It On

Re: Riding through traffic. WTF?!
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2012, 08:18:00 am »
When I lane split I usualy do about 10 - 20 km/h faster than the traffic.  I feel uncomfortable going faster than that.  I pull over for the scooters and soopabikes and let them through.  One thing I have noticed is the ever increasing ammount of scooters riding at a moerse speed in the emergency lane.  That's farking dangerous IMO.  WTF!

Have to fully aggree with you. :thumleft: :thumleft:

Just remember what "LeCap" said on page 1 of this thread, "....But you'll still be riding in 10 and 20 years just like me. They won't"

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Re: Riding through traffic. WTF?!
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2012, 09:23:08 am »
When I lane split I usualy do about 10 - 20 km/h faster than the traffic.  I feel uncomfortable going faster than that.  I pull over for the scooters and soopabikes and let them through.  One thing I have noticed is the ever increasing ammount of scooters riding at a moerse speed in the emergency lane.  That's farking dangerous IMO.  WTF!

I noticed the same 'trend'.

And a significant have one (or all) of these boxes ticked: Helmet not fitting (or fastened) properly, no proper protective gear, no headlight, non roadworthy vehicle etc...

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Offline garye

Re: Riding through traffic. WTF?!
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2012, 01:12:49 pm »
Commute every day on my bike. Never more than 20-30km/h between moving or stationary traffic. When on the highway i overtake as a normal "cage" would.

There is nothing more "windgat" than a superbike lane splitting  , and the rider has shorts and plakkies on. He is hoping against all hope that - ALL-  cagers have their eyes glued to their mirrors.  :BangHead: How can you even talk to a twatwaffle like that.
 

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Re: Riding through traffic. WTF?!
« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2012, 10:16:56 pm »
Guys n Gals whateva floats your 'boats' just make sure you lane split with

eyes all round you and come out  safely....there's nothing to prove...

I got my first taste of this PTA traffic this avvie.... :o :o :o

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Re: Riding through traffic. WTF?!
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2012, 03:30:04 pm »
What is the rule when coming to a red robot? Lane split to the front or wait your turn like a cage?
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Re: Riding through traffic. WTF?!
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2012, 03:33:19 pm »
What is the rule when coming to a red robot? Lane split to the front or wait your turn like a cage?

Get out of harms way, go directly to the front, do not pass go, do not collect R200.00...:)
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Re: Riding through traffic. WTF?!
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2012, 08:58:45 pm »
Sweet, always felt like I should. My morning commute is 1km with 1 robot, for the next 4 weeks any way
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Re: Riding through traffic. WTF?!
« Reply #67 on: February 29, 2012, 07:08:01 am »
Holy SHIT traffic was a mother today!!!
Damn cages think they must all Zig-Zag because a light or two is out.
Do they think spotting the robot from a mile away parked smack bang in the middle of two lanes is going to get them there any faster????

Thank you though to all the drivers who acknowledge us bikers and give way.
I will always show my appreciation to you.

Thak you also to the GS Rider and the scooter rider that gave way to me.
Yes I know 60 through traffic standing still may seem mad to most, and I may one day be unlucky, but I have been riding through heavy traffic for more than 20 years. Also, my life policy will make a very rich woman of my wife should I not see the end of a journey :peepwall: