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Old 09-11-2012, 01:33 PM   #41
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It would be interesting to talk to a reasonable, and cycle riding law enforcement officer about this scenario and get his take on the safety aspects of lane splitting, risks and such.

If it was me on my bike behind the truck, I would not have lane split. The risk add is not worth it.

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LOL. I don't remember how many times I had to explain the difference between the two. In this case, though, "cement truck" is a common colloquial term used to describe a truck that carries concrete slurry. Same goes for "gas pedal" on a diesel truck and "mag wheels" when most meant aluminum alloy. Only some high-end racing applications use magnesium wheels.

Language is disctated by usage. Enough people say it, and it'll be the "correct" way to say it... except for the French, apparently, who pass laws forbidden the popular adoptation of some English words and phrases.
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if by "one of those guys" you mean the kind of guy that holds himself accountable for his own stupidity, then yes. Definitely not one of the guys that gets in your way when you want to be stupid and lane split. I do it very rarely, and when someone gets in my way, I know it's because I'm stupid, and decided to lane split.
for someone with no authority to take it upon themselves to illustrate said stupity by throwning tons of vehicle at you is imo a move that is made out of frustration and hate. let me be on my way and nothing is lost... there is a reason it is legal in some circles. not like im stabbing someone in the neck as you so eloquently analogized.
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It would be interesting to talk to a reasonable, and cycle riding law enforcement officer about this scenario and get his take on the safety aspects of lane splitting, risks and such.

If it was me on my bike behind the truck, I would not have lane split. The risk add is not worth it.

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I got a ticket from an mc cop, but it was not so much lane splitting as it was me hauling through heavy traffic.

Oddly enough I got a citation for obstructing traffic.
He told me if I said anything he would take me to jail for reckless endangerment so I let him chew me out.

He told me to never let him see me riding like that again, so my lanesplitting days are pretty much done until I get all my current infractions settled.
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I got a ticket from an mc cop, but it was not so much lane splitting as it was me hauling through heavy traffic.

Oddly enough I got a citation for obstructing traffic.
He told me if I said anything he would take me to jail for reckless endangerment so I let him chew me out.

He told me to never let him see me riding like that again, so my lanesplitting days are pretty much done until I get all my current infractions settled.
How is that going btw? Did you do trial by jury, DD, deferred, or still waitting?
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I kept reeling, and reeling, and reeling. There you are!
Sorry, I stepped away for a moment and next thing I knew this thread was into two pages, I'll try to stay glued to MH from now on.

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LOL. I don't remember how many times I had to explain the difference between the two. In this case, though, "cement truck" is a common colloquial term used to describe a truck that carries concrete slurry. Same goes for "gas pedal" on a diesel truck and "mag wheels" when most meant aluminum alloy. Only some high-end racing applications use magnesium wheels.

Language is disctated by usage. Enough people say it, and it'll be the "correct" way to say it... except for the French, apparently, who pass laws forbidden the popular adoptation of some English words and phrases.
Unfortunately what you said is true about human nature, but that doesn't make it right. It sure as doesn't keep me from correcting people about it, at least where it comes to construction lingo. Or when someone has to get cash from an ATM machine.
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Sorry, I stepped away for a moment and next thing I knew this thread was into two pages, I'll try to stay glued to MH from now on.
Yeah, well slow day here today.......
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for someone with no authority to take it upon themselves to illustrate said stupity by throwning tons of vehicle at you is imo a move that is made out of frustration and hate. let me be on my way and nothing is lost... there is a reason it is legal in some circles. not like im stabbing someone in the neck as you so eloquently analogized.
You're relying on the legality of it in another place to justify it.

In some circles, it's not illegal to track down and behead someone who has shamed or stolen from you.

You do whatever you want. You're not me, so I don't care.
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How is that going btw? Did you do trial by jury, DD, deferred, or still waitting?
One from the past was a not guilty because of a no show cop. Sugar land found me not guilty at jury trial

The rest are hpd and trial isn't until Jan and Feb.
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One from the past was a not guilty because of a no show cop. Sugar land found me not guilty at jury trial

The rest are hpd and trial isn't until Jan and Feb.
sweeeet! I would pay fresnal to get atleast one of the HPD's deferred. I think he charges like 50 if its an offense they normally wont do deferred for.
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You're relying on the legality of it in another place to justify it.

In some circles, it's not illegal to track down and behead someone who has shamed or stolen from you.

You do whatever you want. You're not me, so I don't care.
na im not trying to justify it...just saying one wrong plus a more frivolous wrong doesnt equal a right...it equals a broken mirror lol.
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Honestly, I'm a geologist and we talk about rocks and how they are cemented together.

I'm going to keep filtering/splitting when there are bad wrecks.

It works very well, feels fairly safe and not many people seem to get bothered by it.

I guess it is my form of protesting the current laws against it.
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lol, I had a chance to watch the first half of todays filtering session.

In addition to the marked LEO I passed (See above) I passed another 4 LEO's and not a was given as far as I can tell.
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Geophysicist here in oil bidness...yeah I remember the lectures on cement and concrete...and Roman history and the chemistry of the stuff...please be careful splitting, it is not the rider I worry about, it is the cager not expecting a bike, and possible anger reactions by stuck cagers and police....given that I will be the turtle and take my time and be safer.
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While some of you are splitting lanes, we can all thank Captain Kirk for us having to suffer all the split infinitives these days. He just had "TO BOLDLY GO where no man has gone before..."

... causing Houston riders to controversially, dangerously, not-to-mention illegally split lanes in rush hour traffic next to laid-over cement truck.

...uhh I mean, truck carrying cementicious concrete slurry.
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While some of you are splitting lanes, we can all thank Captain Kirk for us having to suffer all the split infinitives these days. He just had "TO BOLDLY GO where no man has gone before..."

... causing Houston riders to controversially, dangerously, not-to-mention illegally split lanes in rush hour traffic next to laid-over cement truck.

...uhh I mean, truck carrying cementicious concrete slurry.
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While some of you are splitting lanes, we can all thank Captain Kirk for us having to suffer all the split infinitives these days. He just had "TO BOLDLY GO where no man has gone before..."

... causing Houston riders to controversially, dangerously, not-to-mention illegally split lanes in rush hour traffic next to laid-over cement truck.

...uhh I mean, truck carrying cementicious concrete slurry.
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Not to be pedantic, but it was actually a concrete truck. Cement is only an ingredient of concrete, concrete is created when one adds water, sand and aggregate to cement powder.
Unless of course it was actually a haul truck carrying cement in which case I stand corrected.

edit: Nope just looked through the pictures, that is definitely a concrete truck.
That right there just made the whole thread invalid. Bravo.
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