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Old 07-22-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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Was traveling on 84 today and seen a motorcycle go between two cars on the middle dotted line. I wouldn't think this would be legal. Quick Google search showed I could be wrong.

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Old 07-22-2018, 06:50 PM   #2
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I didn’t realize that was legal. I see it all the time.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:51 PM   #3
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Not legal in Texas from what I recall
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:52 PM   #4
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not legal in texas
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:54 PM   #5
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I believe itís still illegal in Texas.


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Old 07-22-2018, 06:54 PM   #6
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not legal in texas
Or smart...just rolling the dice for snakes eyes... ain't worth it slow down folks.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:56 PM   #7
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Or smart...just rolling the dice for snakes eyes... ain't worth it slow down folks.
Legal or illegal, I agree with this
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:21 PM   #8
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I've seen some motorcycles do some really dumb stuff on the highway... and I've seen some really BAD motorcycles wrecks end up in my trauma room. No way in the world would I get on one ever again, even with the best driver in the world. Too many distracted drivers that don't pay enough attention and look twice for motorcycles...
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:25 PM   #9
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Not legal in Texas unfortunately. Doesn’t mean that I won’t filter to the front of the light to avoid overheating in traffic when it’s 110* out. You’d be surprised how many people get p1ssed off when you roll to the front of a light and don’t realize that you’re not inconveniencing them one bit. At speed? Now that’s a stupid maneuver.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:27 PM   #10
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It is legal in some states, not here though.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:35 PM   #11
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Sure makes me jump when they do it. Makes me think for a second I’m getting hit.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:57 PM   #12
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Sure makes me jump when they do it. Makes me think for a second Iím getting hit.
Imagine what it does to Betty driving with her knees putting on makeup with 3 kids in the car?
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:10 PM   #13
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Probably not legal in Texas. Even if it is it's a really bad idea. Bad idea = stupid & suicidal
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:19 PM   #14
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:26 PM   #15
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Illegal here as it should be. I understand at red lights but going 100 down the highway in between cars is a death wish
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:29 PM   #16
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I remember seeing it a lot in LA when traffic was bad. I think at least one motorcyclist a day died as result. Car drivers wouldn't think to look for them when changing lanes, and the bikes would go into the side of the car.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:30 PM   #17
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Lane splitting = fast lane to organ donation
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:35 PM   #18
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Be the same ones who are gripping when dirt and leaves blow off your trailer
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:42 PM   #19
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Not legal in Texas unfortunately. Doesn’t mean that I won’t filter to the front of the light to avoid overheating in traffic when it’s 110* out. You’d be surprised how many people get p1ssed off when you roll to the front of a light and don’t realize that you’re not inconveniencing them one bit. At speed? Now that’s a stupid maneuver.

The problem I have is cyclist in general want to throw a fit when they think auto drivers dont watch out for them or drive in a way that is endangers them but the minute it is to their benefit they want to do something stupid like lane splitting. I take issue with just because you can and you have a self thought out circumstance then it is the thing to do. Just because you are on a bike doesnt entitle you to zip between cars. I dont want to be the guy changing lanes and kill or injure you and havevto lve with that.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:58 PM   #20
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I had an easy fix to it when I worked highway. Arrested them for reckless and impounded bike. But I also had to work two wrecks that I remember from it but it didn't bother me as I was making overtime putting paint on the road.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:59 PM   #21
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Not legal in Texas unfortunately. Doesnít mean that I wonít filter to the front of the light to avoid overheating in traffic when itís 110* out. Youíd be surprised how many people get p1ssed off when you roll to the front of a light and donít realize that youíre not inconveniencing them one bit. At speed? Now thatís a stupid maneuver.

The problem I have is cyclist in general want to throw a fit when they think auto drivers dont watch out for them or drive in a way that is endangers them but the minute it is to their benefit they want to do something stupid like lane splitting. I take issue with just because you can and you have a self thought out circumstance then it is the thing to do. Just because you are on a bike doesnt entitle you to zip between cars. I dont want to be the guy changing lanes and kill or injure you and havevto lve with that.
Iím not sure youíre understanding what Iím saying. ďZipping between carsĒ was not mentioned in my comment. Regardless, whether you take issue with how I ride or not, Iíll do what I have to do when my temps on the bike start rising. I appreciate your concern for not wanting to kill a biker. Keep an eye out for them. Not enough car drivers have the awareness to know whatís around their vehicle.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:28 PM   #22
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Not our job to anticipate riders breaking a traffic law. Riders want to be safe follow the laws. Not our problem they bought a bike with no cooling system. But everyone now wants to make their problems someone else's and think because they have an issue they are more entitled than the rest. Shut the bike off in traffic before it gets over heated problem solved. Motorcycles and cyclists are the same. Scream look out for us then ignore any laws they don't like.


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Old 07-22-2018, 09:29 PM   #23
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While I'll admit, sometimes it's tempting but it's dangerous enough out there without putting a gun to my head pulling the trigger just to see if it's loaded.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:38 PM   #24
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Not legal in Texas unfortunately. Doesnít mean that I wonít filter to the front of the light to avoid overheating in traffic when itís 110* out. Youíd be surprised how many people get p1ssed off when you roll to the front of a light and donít realize that youíre not inconveniencing them one bit. At speed? Now thatís a stupid maneuver.
Inconvenience? No? Being a ****** bag? Yes! Get in line like everyone else. Your time isnít any more valuable than anyone elseís. Typical attitude!
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Inconvenience? No? Being a ****** bag? Yes! Get in line like everyone else. Your time isnít any more valuable than anyone elseís. Typical attitude!
Call me a ****** bag if you like. I ride the bike because itís more fuel and time efficient in a city that gets pretty congested around rush hour. Lane filtering saves me time, fuel and keeps the bike from overheating not to mention having a car stopped behind me makes me less likely to be hit. Iíve come within inches of being slammed by a truck who didnít see me stopped at a light. Iíd much rather have filtered in front of a car that wouldíve protected me. Most cops in College Station seem to understand this and have not given me any trouble when Iíve done it in front of and next to them. Either way, I probably wonít change your opinion and you wonít change mine.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:13 PM   #26
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Inconvenience? No? Being a ****** bag? Yes! Get in line like everyone else. Your time isnít any more valuable than anyone elseís. Typical attitude!
This.......and I ride. Going to the front of the line ain't cooling that bike down any more than waiting your turn.

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Old 07-22-2018, 10:14 PM   #27
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The one that make me mad is the guy in rush hour, stand still traffic hauling *** down the middle between cars because he does not want to wait. If I see them in time I move my truck towards the middle to cut them off.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:20 PM   #28
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agree 100%
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:47 PM   #29
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Not our job to anticipate riders breaking a traffic law. Riders want to be safe follow the laws. Not our problem they bought a bike with no cooling system. But everyone now wants to make their problems someone else's and think because they have an issue they are more entitled than the rest. Shut the bike off in traffic before it gets over heated problem solved. Motorcycles and cyclists are the same. Scream look out for us then ignore any laws they don't like.


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Completely agree, modern mindset of Iím a little more important than everyone else and they can cater to my needs. Drives me crazy.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:00 PM   #30
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Stupid. "Watch out for Motorcycles" I see these signs all the time. I thought it meant to be cautious and not overlook them. Was not aware it meant watch out for the arse holes trying to be cute and causing you to wreck.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:44 PM   #31
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Have to admit I am with the play stupid games win stupid prizes crowd.

Do I watch for motorcycles yes always they are far to common where I live. I am also expecting you to watch for me though. I am not expecting you to be driving 70 in the 40 zone where I turn out of my neighborhood. I am also not expecting you to split lanes and pull up between me and the car in the next lane. It’s not uncommon for me to open my door enough to spit at a red light.

Bikers want everyone to give them berth but no traffic laws apply to them common courtesy goes along way
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:53 PM   #32
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Far too many bikers are inconsiderate on the road period. That's just another way they show it.

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Old 07-23-2018, 06:41 AM   #33
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Not legal in Texas unfortunately. Doesnít mean that I wonít filter to the front of the light to avoid overheating in traffic when itís 110* out. Youíd be surprised how many people get p1ssed off when you roll to the front of a light and donít realize that youíre not inconveniencing them one bit. At speed? Now thatís a stupid maneuver.
Same. Why people get mad makes no sense. Bike will be gone well before that cage starts rolling anyway so what do they care?
Having said that, never could bring myself to do it.

Lane splitting of course is legal in lots of states, lotta folks are not from Texas and may not realize it's not legal here especially with all the military we have. Not a big deal people.
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The one that make me mad is the guy in rush hour, stand still traffic hauling *** down the middle between cars because he does not want to wait. If I see them in time I move my truck towards the middle to cut them off.
That's dumb, you're just jealous. What's it hurt you if he cruises through? It doesn't, you're just being an ***.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:07 AM   #35
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Have to admit I am with the play stupid games win stupid prizes crowd.

Do I watch for motorcycles yes always they are far to common where I live. I am also expecting you to watch for me though. I am not expecting you to be driving 70 in the 40 zone where I turn out of my neighborhood. I am also not expecting you to split lanes and pull up between me and the car in the next lane. Itís not uncommon for me to open my door enough to spit at a red light.

Bikers want everyone to give them berth but no traffic laws apply to them common courtesy goes along way
I agree, but you do realize its just as illegal to open your door to spit as it is to split lanes right?
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:29 AM   #36
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That's dumb, you're just jealous. What's it hurt you if he cruises through? It doesn't, you're just being an ***.
And I will continue to be an ***. There is 0 reasons for them to do this other than being inpatient arrogant di***. Wait like everyone else. I do the same
Things to cars who get on edge of the road and try to go around the traffic and then cut back in.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:36 AM   #37
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Actually keeping moving does help. Sitting at idle in high heat causes engine temps to rise quickly on many motorcycles, especially if it's air cooled. Just the small amount of extra air flow that slowly moving forward generates can help.

Having said that I never do it. It was illegal in PA and it's illegal here. I do not intentionally break laws. I have actually pulled off and shut my bike down in bumper to bumper before so it could cool off. Tunnel traffic in Pittsburgh was notorious for being a parking lot.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:39 AM   #38
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Sitting idle in high heat makes the temp go up on cars and trucks too. That is not a good argument.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:40 AM   #39
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Only legal in California. Which makes sense. Because it’s stupid.
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Actually keeping moving does help. Sitting at idle in high heat causes engine temps to rise quickly on many motorcycles, especially if it's air cooled. Just the small amount of extra air flow that slowly moving forward generates can help.

Having said that I never do it. It was illegal in PA and it's illegal here. I do not intentionally break laws. I have actually pulled off and shut my bike down in bumper to bumper before so it could cool off. Tunnel traffic in Pittsburgh was notorious for being a parking lot.
Then use the parade mode on your bike. That's what it's there for. Most people don't even know Harleys have it or know how to use it.

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Old 07-23-2018, 07:50 AM   #41
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I will not lie it ****** me off....and when people post well I do it because my bike is starting hot....well I could not care less.....I did not force you to buy a bike that could not take the heat. If I buy some old junker car that runs hot can I just drive up the shoulder if I am in traffic? Saying you do it because the bike is getting hot is nothing more than an excuse used by those that think they are better than everyone else and so they should not have to wait in line in my honest opinion.

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Old 07-23-2018, 08:12 AM   #42
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Motorcycle, car, whatever wait your turn. Some of us actually go when the light turns green. A bike squeezing in just because can very well be an inconvenience. Usually they end up in the 1ft of space between you and the crosswalk, half in front and half on the side to where you can't turn right for instance. I like bikes, and those who ride them responsibly. I'm darn sure not going to treat them special like so many expect when half of them have the attitude of screw you i'm on a bike and I'll do what i want. I guess all of them are overheating....

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Old 07-23-2018, 08:16 AM   #43
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Call me a ****** bag if you like. I ride the bike because itís more fuel and time efficient in a city that gets pretty congested around rush hour. Lane filtering saves me time, fuel and keeps the bike from overheating not to mention having a car stopped behind me makes me less likely to be hit. Iíve come within inches of being slammed by a truck who didnít see me stopped at a light. Iíd much rather have filtered in front of a car that wouldíve protected me. Most cops in College Station seem to understand this and have not given me any trouble when Iíve done it in front of and next to them. Either way, I probably wonít change your opinion and you wonít change mine.
Your second and third sentence says it all. You ride the bike with the intention of lane filtering because you feel your more important than the people around you. You feel the laws and common curtosy shouldn't apply to you. Its riders like you who make people hate motorcycles. I used to ride and frankly I hate motorcycles now also because of it.

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:38 AM   #44
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I didnt used to care about it until some jerk dented and scratched my truck with what i assume was something on his handlebars. The weird part is he somehow avoided my mirror and didnt fall lol. Traffic was at a stand still so there was no catching up so we could chat.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:41 AM   #45
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Not legal in Texas unfortunately. Doesn’t mean that I won’t filter to the front of the light to avoid overheating in traffic when it’s 110* out. You’d be surprised how many people get p1ssed off when you roll to the front of a light and don’t realize that you’re not inconveniencing them one bit. At speed? Now that’s a stupid maneuver.
As a rider for many years. This absolutely does nothing to help keep your bike from overheating when its 110 out...Bikes and cars alike, get hot... Offset to the side, behind traffic, and watch your mirrors at all times when stooped. And be in gear, and ready to move to an open spot or out of the way if you have to, immediately.

"Filtering" to the front of the line is a justification you have for by passing traffic because you feel entitled to do so. Lets not sugar coat it.......
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:58 AM   #46
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We dip snuff here in Texas. Sometimes we open our door to spit. Probably why its not legal here.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:01 AM   #47
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Call me a ****** bag if you like. I ride the bike because itís more fuel and time efficient in a city that gets pretty congested around rush hour. Lane filtering saves me time, fuel and keeps the bike from overheating not to mention having a car stopped behind me makes me less likely to be hit. Iíve come within inches of being slammed by a truck who didnít see me stopped at a light. Iíd much rather have filtered in front of a car that wouldíve protected me. Most cops in College Station seem to understand this and have not given me any trouble when Iíve done it in front of and next to them. Either way, I probably wonít change your opinion and you wonít change mine.
I agree. You are d-bag.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:14 AM   #48
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if you chose to ride a motorcycle OR bicycle that day, sit in traffic like everyone else, you chose no air conditioning in TX,

cyclist of all kinds and seem to be anywhere now adays think their above the law.

growing up we were told dont ride bikes in the streets, push across crosswalks also, dont go unless crosswalk says GO,etc... not anymore

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Old 07-23-2018, 10:28 AM   #49
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And I will continue to be an ***. There is 0 reasons for them to do this other than being inpatient arrogant di***. Wait like everyone else. I do the same
Things to cars who get on edge of the road and try to go around the traffic and then cut back in.
I do the same with cars, if they get in front of me they knock me back in the line. Then I have to tailgate them and eventually prove my manhood by making a good traffic move and getting back in front them which is almost a certainty. But motorcycles, they don't knock you back and they don't cause your wait to be any longer by zipping through out of the way. So you have to ask yourself, why does it upset you? I'll answer that for you, and everyone else for the "wait your turn" crowd. You are upset because they can do something you can't, and rather than be happy for them and say "hey buddy it's great one of us doesn't have to be stuck here in traffic" you get upset. It's not fair! He's doing something I can't! Even when it doesn't set you back in the slightest, same wait for you. So yeah, you're basically a Bernie Sanders supporter and don't even realize it, or maybe you do. Jealousy causes all sorts of dumb behavior, this is no different.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:35 AM   #50
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Iím not sure youíre understanding what Iím saying. ďZipping between carsĒ was not mentioned in my comment. Regardless, whether you take issue with how I ride or not, Iíll do what I have to do when my temps on the bike start rising. I appreciate your concern for not wanting to kill a biker. Keep an eye out for them. Not enough car drivers have the awareness to know whatís around their vehicle.
Not enough drivers are even aware of whats going on INSIDE their cars. We took a trip to Florida week before last for vacation...its the most time I've spent on the road in a while since I usually don't deal with traffic too much. I was surprised at the amount of bad drivers that were on their phones and swerving, driving 10-15 mph below the speed limit, etc...and there was no age that wasn't included. Florida especially had a LOT of blue hairs driving while staring down at their phones it's a crazy world we live in when grown people who should know better are doing that crap
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