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Old 06-10-2012, 04:57 AM   #21
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There is NO best lane, utilize all of them, I prefer the clearest ones w the least amount of cars , but taking into account the incoming or exiting traffic

also don't block up the "passing lane" , not your job to police the populac
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #22
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Not only etiquette but also the LAW in Texas that no one obeys.
And no one enforces...
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:47 PM   #23
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Good discussion, thanks MH! Fluid is the word, and I ride that way all the time. I was venting a bit my frustrations. I will continue to ride my own ride.

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #24
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Left lane is good because you only have one side to watch (the right side).

Don't ride above your limits but I made it a point to always stay ahead of traffic.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #25
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Remember, an indicated 70-75 on your bike is probably closer to 65...which we all know is too slow for the fast lane.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:36 PM   #26
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THIS.

If you pay close attention to traffic flow, you'll occassionally come up to one car holding up the left lane up ahead, a semi slow car closing the passing gap on the lane next to him.. and 4 dickwads lane dancing to try and squeeze between the two. In this case, I hop over 3-4 lanes and hang back about 10 cars away.. (4-6 seconds away.). By that time, if you keep watching them, the fastest one will get stuck realizing he cannot squeeze in, the other three following will slow down and tail him. At this time, they will stay constant speed for about 4-5 seconds. This is YOUR time to get in front of them because they are still deciding if the gap will open enough to squeeze in, tail the slow guy in the left lane, OR.. slow down, go around the car next to the left lane and pass them both. By the time they decide what to do, you will be ahead of traffic.
i would have just split and moved on....

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i dnt like when ppl pass me so if they want to, they have to work for it.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #27
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Left lane is for passing. Pass, then move over......
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Well if you're not going too slow I don't see why not.
Because if everyone uses left lane only for passing, there will be less traffic congestion.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #29
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Why do people drive in the left lane anyway? It's etiquette to only use it for passing.
That said, maybe you'll be safer if you haul in the left lane of 59.
It is perfectly legal to ride in the left lane of A freeway unless there is A sign thet reads left lane for passing only, But, if you ride in the left lane you must yeild to faster moving traffick it does'nt matter if your going 100 MPH if somone comes up behind you going 110MPH you should move over to the right to let them pass.
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I mostly stay in the fast lane 5 to 10mph ahead of traffic. If someone wants to go faster, I get out of the way.
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I avoid freeways in Harris Co. whenever possible. If I must I use the HOV.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #33
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Drivers in Houston are oblivious to "Drive Right, Pass Left". I'm the guy who puts the cruise on 65 and stays 1 lane from the right and I still have people passing me on MY right at 80 mph.

You don't get there any sooner by hauling azz unless you're driving a couple hundred miles.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:41 PM   #34
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Because if everyone uses left lane only for passing, there will be less traffic congestion.
I'm not quite sure I follow.

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Remember, an indicated 70-75 on your bike is probably closer to 65...which we all know is too slow for the fast lane.
Really? thats ~10% off.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #35
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I am fortunate. On my commutes I can easily get on the 45 HOV lane from BW8 at West road and it dumps me right in to down town. I never have to contend with the traffic on 45. The only bits I have to worry about traffic are 249 and BW8. Alsthough I am usually heading in at 5:30 AM and leaving at 3:00. I avoid much of the congestion.
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Really? thats ~10% off.
Most are 5 - 10%
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Really? thats ~10% off.
Oh yeah and it gets worse the faster you go. I remember when I first got this bike I was humming along at an indicated 65 in a 55...and cars were passing me.

It wasn't until I saw a Civic with their large digital speedometer pass me at 54 mph that I said, "screw it, I'm just going 80 from now on."
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Oh yeah and it gets worse the faster you go. I remember when I first got this bike I was humming along at an indicated 65 in a 55...and cars were passing me.

It wasn't until I saw a Civic with their large digital speedometer pass me at 54 mph that I said, "screw it, I'm just going 80 from now on."
Mine usually reads 90 to 160 depending where I am. Just ride safe, and stay ahead of traffic. Oh, and stay away from semi trucks. They tend to loose stuff ie; tires, loads, and kick up debris.
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Hmm, that is new info on speedo error. I will research that more. Again, thanks for everyone's positive comments. MH is a great place to learn.
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