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Old 07-10-2009, 05:47 AM   #41
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:49 AM   #42
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:10 PM   #43
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is this a joke or a serious riding tip?
Very serious tip.

Riding with the flow of traffic is deadly. You should be riding slightly faster.

The reason is simple: At speed, nothing stays in one place for very long. When you're riding at traffic flow, you have a 360 degree threat zone. When you're moving ~7-10 mph faster, your threat zone is narrowed to about 40 degrees - in other words, only what is directly in front of you. What is behind you and to the sides really doesn't matter as long as you're in motion.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:12 PM   #44
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i do 65 on the freeway
Then you're playing the odds until you become a grease stain. You're actually moving SLOWER than the pace of traffic which is simply asking for trouble.

You know - there are quicker and cheaper ways to kill yourself...
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:17 PM   #45
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Another thought - MC speedos are often incorrect, so are you really going as fast as you think? That 65 could in fact be something like 59 or so.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #46
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What about people that come up and try to intentionally run you off the road? I remember I had a guy in a Dodge pull up next to me and act like he was gonna swing his truck into my lane. This was a while back tho
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:51 PM   #47
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Cops don't really care. No offence to the rare ones who ride and do.

I've been in a few situations where I was almost hit while being trailed by a cop. No action was ever taken by the police.

In general, try to stay safe, have luck//deities on your side, and retaliate if necessary.
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If you're going to put yourself in a situation where you cannot be in better control of the events around you but being forced to maintain a speed/pace/position in traffic ..........dont ride.


As for the idiots out there, avoid them as best possible and stay alert. Learn to watch the steering wheels and make yourself more visible by making sure the others know you're there by making them uncomfortable. Ways to do this is looking towards a car mahlodramatically when you pass them in your lane(like you're about to change into their lane) and riding on the side of the lane not the center so cars beside you feel nervous.

some of you wont agree w the above recommendations, but I've seen all but two incidents around me in all types of riding conditions/weather conditions etc w over 50k. And in both those situations I didn't see coming, I had another lane or plenty of time react calmly.

You get out what you invest in your riding experience. I believe in self preservation(and that of my group.)
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:35 AM   #49
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Cali's right. There are a lot of idiots out there so we have to watch out for ourselves as riders.

I had to gesture to a car to quit riding my yesterday. She backed up, but I still sped off to get out of the way.

Good rule of thumb is to go by physics. Large vs. Small = Large Guy wins so small gets out of the way. Goes for the bike, the car, and while walking.
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the 5-10 faster then the flow is serious. You ride with the flow cagers forget about you and you forget about them. Ride a little faster so you are never constaly beside the same person. And since you are moving faster then them you always have a way out.
Is that a reasonable explanation when you get pulled over?
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I always ride faster than the flow. It is safer. Plus I like to get there faster.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:27 AM   #52
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Cali is correct, so is Dustin. All good advice.

The only way you are going to get police response is if a collision took place between 2 vehicles. If by chance you swerved away and went down or hit anything but another vehicle you get nothing (unless you want to waste money on a civil suit), but you will get a police report.

Also to note if multiple people call in on the same driver it will get their attention.
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Is that a reasonable explanation when you get pulled over?
If you're riding safely, you're not getting pulled over if you're minimally exceeding traffic speed.
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Ride 5 - 10 faster is my motto.
Anything less would be uncivilized.

I do between 10 and 20 faster. I'd rather be going past them fast enough that if they DID pull some chit, I'd already slide right on by. That's just me.

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Anything less would be uncivilized.

I do between 10 and 20 faster. I'd rather be going past them fast enough that if they DID pull some chit, I'd already slide right on by. That's just me.

Totally true. I don't really even care when cars pull into my lane anymore, cause usually by the time they do I'm already around them. It's hard to go 65 on the highway when riding, anyways, unless you're on a 250 and anything over 80 is near redline. I don't have a speedo so I just do whatever speed feels the best, which after riding an r6 with a speedo it became apparent to me that my average crusing speed is a little over 100, but that the other dude said...to each their own.
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