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(LA Times)   Lane splitting LA motorcyclist says he's doing a public service and you couldn't hit him if you tried   (latimes.com) divider line 19
    More: PSA, Lane splitting, rear-view mirrors  
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2013-01-19 12:27:31 PM  
7 votes:
Challenge accepted.
2013-01-19 12:55:43 PM  
6 votes:
I don't care about bikers. Doing stupid shiat like that will eventually get them.

I can't stand the cars/trucks that ride along the outside lanes just because they don't think they should have to sit in traffic. I don't care if I can see your flashing lights or hear your horn Mr. ECNALUBMA, you need to wait like everyone else.
2013-01-19 04:39:28 PM  
2 votes:
Lane splitting should be illegal because it's not fair to cars.
2013-01-19 04:09:26 PM  
2 votes:
My only lane splitting story comes from Kansas City, MO. I was driving there up US 71 which is a 4 lane interstate type highway with a speed limit of 65. Some dude come off the ramp on my right, whipped around me (I was doing about 70) and tried to split the lane between a Fed Ex semi and an SUV.
Difficulty: He wasn't on a motorcycle, he was in a Cavalier. Didn't work out so well.

/Dodging debris at 70 MPH is no fun
2013-01-19 02:14:14 PM  
2 votes:
1.2-liter engine on two wheels and a 600-pound body

Yeah, but what about his twin?

www.ridersplus.com

I'm surprised he could fit between two cars
2013-01-19 02:02:08 PM  
2 votes:
Around Philly the most bizarre traffic move I've seen isn't a motorcycle splitting lanes or farkwits shoulder riding but when faced with a massive backup on I-95 I have on numerous occasions seem people who have no issue with putting their cars in reverse for a half mile to get to an exit.
2013-01-19 12:56:02 PM  
2 votes:
The weirdest traffic phenomenon I ever saw in California. "WTF was that?"

That and the afternoon traffic, "Hmm, I think I'll just switch lanes for no reason. Then switch back." Must be boredom.
2013-01-19 10:07:01 PM  
1 votes:
The only reason Z_clipped speeds is because he has to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
2013-01-19 05:34:13 PM  
1 votes:

mjbok: And this would be the reason why people would hate bikers. One douche can spoil it for many others. I don't care how good of a rider you are, you going anything over 90 makes it impossible for someone doing a (legal) lane change to see and account for you.


You're missing the point. I'm saying, I don't care if you account for me. Even if you do, (you personally), the other 99 drivers on the road won't. So don't worry about it. I'll account for YOU. I'm fine with that. Just don't lecture me about safety, and don't get bent out of shape because I'm getting somewhere faster than you, or getting around an obstacle you can't. Just ignore me, and go about your business.

Clutch2013: came within centimeters

Clutch2013: One time, I was thisclose

Clutch2013: if the idiot...had arrived about half a second later

Clutch2013: up they could have been.


So you're saying, nothing awful actually happened?

Clutch2013: I got the holy shiat scared out of me.


Oh, poor baby. Try riding a motorcycle in traffic for 10 minutes. You'd be a weeping mess. Listen, those guys may have seemed like they were rubbing elbows with death to you, but trust me... they're more in control of their vehicles and more aware of time and space than you are. If they weren't 100 times better than you at negotiating the highway, they'd have died a long time ago.
2013-01-19 05:09:36 PM  
1 votes:

Iamos: San Francisco is a pretty good place for riding year-round, which means drivers are used to looking for motorcyclists all the time and don't get "seasonal amnesia" like colder places. I've had more people move to make room for me on the freeway than intentionally block. CHP included. The only time I've been hit by a car was when I got rear-ended at a stop sign. A stopped motorcycle is the most dangerous one to be on.


When I was living up in the bay area years ago, I was driving through the city. Mission was at a complete stand still. I heard a loud thump and looked in my rear view to see a biker laying on my trunk. He was splitting the lane and the ass hat next to me opened his door to block the biker. Dude had to grab his brakes quick and fell sideways onto my car. Biker and I had a good laugh after yelling at the dude who blocked him.

Moral of the story: bike, car, motorcycle... it's usually the assholes fault.
2013-01-19 04:52:04 PM  
1 votes:

namatad: doyner: IIRC, it doesn't apply to moving traffic.

so bascially, most of the article is about the guy breaking the law?
because how the car driver drives, really doesnt matter if the traffic isnt moving ... LOL

you should get rewards for hitting these people
seriously

/traffic jams, yah, sure probably ok with that .... except that we know that most of these riders are tools of the worst sort .... cyclists with motors !! here me roar


I could agree with rewards for hitting them if you agree that if you try and miss they get to beat you with a bat for 5 swings. Fair?
2013-01-19 04:34:15 PM  
1 votes:

Some Bass Playing Guy: Welcome to the thread where bikers with entitlement issues think they can do whatever the fark they want.


We CAN do whatever we want, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. So you may as well quit throwing stones from inside your enormous glass house, and pay more attention to your own driving than you do to mine.
2013-01-19 04:12:14 PM  
1 votes:
Idiots ride motor bikes. That is all.
2013-01-19 04:07:01 PM  
1 votes:

Beerguy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GH8D2EqDZs


Funniest video I've seen all day. Thanks!
2013-01-19 04:03:10 PM  
1 votes:
one thing I have been seeing a lot of is mopeds and motorcycles using the bike lanes my fine city recently installed. That scares the shiat out of me.
2013-01-19 01:39:48 PM  
1 votes:
2013-01-19 01:05:43 PM  
1 votes:
Who cares? They life they save may be someone else's.
Pud
2013-01-19 01:01:58 PM  
1 votes:
Motorcyclist used to do that a lot when I was in California. During that time I would ride when the weather permitted, but I just never did the lane splitting thing. I do remember one time someone a few cars ahead of me threw coffee out the window just as the rider was passing them and hit him right in the face guard. I couldn't help but think that was intentional.
2013-01-19 12:31:53 PM  
1 votes:
So these donorcyclists who split lanes at 80 are breaking the law? Lets see here. We've got 2 corneas, a heart, 2 lungs, a liver, a couple of kidneys...
 
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