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Old 01-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #21
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Theoretically yes. In Houston, for me, my choice: no way. It is way too dangerous, and often at the end of the day I am not sharp enough to ride a bike home safely. Weather conditions also can go to good to horrid very fast.

+1. I would avoid riding in traffic. The risk increases exponentially.
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I think it should be legal to lane split..

i still would drive in extreme weather though..


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its a fact. it's cheaper to drive a car than it is to ride a motorcycle. OP knows this.

Guys who ride their bikes 365 prefer it to driving...even in traffic.
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its a fact. it's cheaper to drive a car than it is to ride a motorcycle.
True.

Personally, I would ride on weekend more, but most often family life overrules. So between not riding much at all and riding during the week, I choose the lesser of two weevils. Dodging commuters is still better than sneaking out of the house late at night or wee hours on weekends and pray I don't get pasted by the drunks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #25
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its a fact. it's cheaper to drive a car than it is to ride a motorcycle. OP knows this.

Guys who ride their bikes 365 prefer it to driving...even in traffic.
Not always true. Depends on the bike.

It's not true for me.
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Not always true. Depends on the bike.

It's not true for me.
Exactly...some bikes are cheap as .... commuting on a Ducati will break your bank tho.
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Part of the issue is perception. In places where lane splitting is perfectly legal, it happens all the time and the drivers get used to it.

Here, there's plenty of cagers who get pissy enough just simply because you're on a bike, no matter how you ride. If you do something they think is "wrong" they go into douchebag mode asap.

Lane splitting in Texas brings a higher risk of having someone pull a sudden lane change, toss something out the window or open their door just to f**k with you.

There's a rare occasion when I'll "share" a far right lane, if I'm making a right turn at the upcoming intersection. Otherwise I do what I can to help foster a positive image.
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Not always true. Depends on the bike.

It's not true for me.
depends on your car.
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i prefer not to lane split..if traffic is that bad, im more likely to be riding in the shoulder
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Just got back from Taiwan a little while ago and lane splitting is how people ride their scooters/motorcycles. They even have designated boxes at the front of where cars are supposed to stop so motorcycles can make their way to the front at a stoplight. I know the dynamics of traffic are different as scooters outnumber cars a million to one over there, but that doesn't take away the fact that these motorcyclists do maneuver and lane split their way around cars. Lane splitting has been adopted in many places around the world and I personally think that it's about time that we adopt it here now too.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #32
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Just got back from Taiwan a little while ago and lane splitting is how people ride their scooters/motorcycles. They even have designated boxes at the front of where cars are supposed to stop so motorcycles can make their way to the front at a stoplight. I know the dynamics of traffic are different as scooters outnumber cars a million to one over there, but that doesn't take away the fact that these motorcyclists do maneuver and lane split their way around cars. Lane splitting has been adopted in many places around the world and I personally think that it's about time that we adopt it here now too.

Just my 2 cents.
good luck.

As of yesterday, a state says you cannot have more than 7 rounds in a magazine of a firearm, you think they are going to let you ride your MC to get in front of others?

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As of yesterday, a state says
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NY...banned mags and clips over 7 rounds. They also say you MUST sell them in a year.
along with more Constitutional trampling.

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2230-2013
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http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2230-2013
1. That's a bill. It's not law, yet. Either way, NY has required a license to own handguns for years
2. I live in Texas
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True, BUT, when does common sense override "feelings"?

No lane splitting is about "he gets to go ahead of me". You know it and so do I.

If stupid people in charge can violate the Constitution in NY, who is to say stupid people in charge here in TX won't act in the same manner?

I know lane splitting is not in the US Const., but the ideas are similar.
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WHEN I ride to work....I do it on the mainlanes. HOV near my house and near work are inconvenient to hop on/off and usually costs me more time in my commute. If you don't ride like an (and only split when traffic is near stand still; less than 10 mph for me) commuting on the bike is just another way to get from A to B. Never any issues, and I wave, let people merge when appropriate and never an issue....
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My part of NY requires a carry and conceal license to own a handgun. If you have ever farted in public, the judge will deny your application. Hunting is huge up there, and long guns are everywhere. Pistols are rare.


As for the thread subject: I only owned a bike for about 18 months. I rode everywhere, every day. It sucked in downpours, and under 30 degrees, and grocery shopping was a . Safety wise, I never had a problem.
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My part of NY requires a carry and conceal license to own a handgun. If you have ever farted in public, the judge will deny your application. Hunting is huge up there, and long guns are everywhere. Pistols are rare.


As for the thread subject: I only owned a bike for about 18 months. I rode everywhere, every day. It sucked in downpours, and under 30 degrees, and grocery shopping was a . Safety wise, I never had a problem.
My mother and her husband live in Upstate NY and are licensed handgun owners
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