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Old 08-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #41
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I am not a big fan of lane splitting, but i think the reaction from those folks is not so much jealousy... and not so much that they think you are breaking the law (which you are)...I think it is more the fact that they do not understand lane splitting (they are cagers, not riders) and they get offended that you think you are special and more important than everyone else and that you should not have to wait your turn like the other poor peons on the road. So in their uneducated, unknowing bit of understanding, they view you as an arrogant who thinks he is better than everyone else... and no one likes that person.

This, and the " 'em for driving a cage" responses in this thread confirm it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:45 AM   #42
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Lane splitting is dangerous and I wont ever do it....


Thats why I ride my Motard on the side walks

I actually rode my tard on the shoulder for about 5 miles on I45 one saturday morn cuz of traffic. Then exited to the frontage road and road the sidewalk for another 2 u ought to see ppls faces then...and there is curbing to protect u from blockers
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I am not a big fan of lane splitting, but i think the reaction from those folks is not so much jealousy... and not so much that they think you are breaking the law (which you are)...I think it is more the fact that they do not understand lane splitting (they are cagers, not riders) and they get offended that you think you are special and more important than everyone else and that you should not have to wait your turn like the other poor peons on the road. So in their uneducated, unknowing bit of understanding, they view you as an arrogant who thinks he is better than everyone else... and no one likes that person.
Agreed. These are probably the same people who are OK with cutting in to the Turn Only lane at the last second either because they do it, or because it's another car and that makes it normal. Plus, most cagers don't know what lane splitting is, or don't know the legal aspect of it. , the majority of riders I know didn't know Texas lane split laws until they took the MSF course.
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The thing that gets on my nerves is the people that use the exit only lane for advancement, then stop on it, blocking the exiting traffic, so that they can merge after the solid lones. It happens every day. I dont care if they do it, then GTFO of the way, but people cant drive well enough for that.

Splitters are ok, as long as you arent doing 100, and you dont hit my car, or me, if I am riding.
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Agreed. These are probably the same people who are OK with cutting in to the Turn Only lane at the last second either because they do it, or because it's another car and that makes it normal. Plus, most cagers don't know what lane splitting is, or don't know the legal aspect of it. , the majority of riders I know didn't know Texas lane split laws until they took the MSF course.
I don't do that. I am a very polite driver. I treat everyone the way I want to be treated.

Perhaps people don't go crazy on me, because traffic is so ****ed up everyone knows there is a wreck. I'm not filtering up to lights, I only do it when I am 90% sure there is a wreck. I refuse to sit there when I can see a clear line through all the congestion. See the pics in the thread below. The Concrete truck wreck is great...

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...lane+splitting

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and just let that guy get all the way over so you can't pass, then go around on the other side hahaha
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seeing those traffic pics makes me so thankful I work from home!
Hence your screen name...
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make sure to look at pages two and three, there are many screen shots on most of the pages in those two threads I posted...

including me filtering past several LEOs...
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People get for many reasons (me included)

1) It is ilegal. wtf is wrong with you guys saying "I do it cos I dont have to sit in trafic". Well with that excuse you run red lights as well when no incoming trafic on the green?
2) It is dangerous. Not everyone is looking back when in trafic bumper-to-bumper. Then you get into f...ing hours in trafic due to an accident !!!
3) At some point you will cut in front of someone to get back in line and mostly often you will make someone hit the brakes hard for doing so.

I guess this is something people like me will never agree. And by "people like me" I mean, guys that dont use the bike to go to work and just recreational on weekends or track.
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I don't run red lights. Why would I do that? I know they are going to change in a min or so.

I have no idea when a wreck is going to get cleared. Feel free to sit there, turn your bike off and stand beside it. I will wave as I pass you.

Look at the two links I posted, all the pages, all the pics.

When traffic is at a dead stop, how exactly is someone going to cut in front of you????

Why is someone going to need to hit the breaks when they are already fully applied, possibly with the car in park???
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I did. I noticed someone say they want to know the opinion of LEO on the subject. Actually their opinion doesnt matter. They have to go by the rule of the law that is written. There are some (most from my encounters) that dont care. I've been sitting in traffic before (on bike) and had cops filtering through and stop and signal for me to follow them to get out of it. Generally not a fan of the popo but gotta give those credit for being cool.
Guess their opinion kinda does matter, then?
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Driving anything in Houston is dangerous and filtering can help reduce the chance of being rearended.


Once everything thing clears there is always someplace to merge back into traffic without having to make cars SLAM ON THE BRAKES. There are always people that leave 2-6 car lengths since they are looking at what they just passed.
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Pretty simple "who really f-ing cares what others think" if your out riding your bike and looking for everybody around you to be happy with you, then go slow and wait your in traffic. otherwise lookout for cops and everybody else. sportbikers already have a bad rep with most people, and you are not going to fix it or make it worse.
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Sidewalks, bike trails, grassy ditches... yeah I've used 'em. This morning!

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I am not a big fan of lane splitting, but i think the reaction from those folks is not so much jealousy... and not so much that they think you are breaking the law (which you are)...I think it is more the fact that they do not understand lane splitting (they are cagers, not riders) and they get offended that you think you are special and more important than everyone else and that you should not have to wait your turn like the other poor peons on the road. So in their uneducated, unknowing bit of understanding, they view you as an arrogant who thinks he is better than everyone else... and no one likes that person.
so, in a nutshell...they're jealous and they can't keep moving. seems logical. i enjoy the honks, even the chirps from a squad car two lanes over.
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People get for many reasons (me included)

1) It is ilegal. wtf is wrong with you guys saying "I do it cos I dont have to sit in trafic". Well with that excuse you run red lights as well when no incoming trafic on the green? Yep, I run 'em....do it in my Jeep too.

2) It is dangerous. Not everyone is looking back when in trafic bumper-to-bumper. Then you get into f...ing hours in trafic due to an accident !!!
bumper to bumper??? I don't constantly look back either when sitting at a near stand still in my jeep.

3) At some point you will cut in front of someone to get back in line and mostly often you will make someone hit the brakes hard for doing so.
Most people are too busy checking FB or MH, sending an email or occupied in some other fashion while sitting in traffic. Merging back into moving traffic is very simple.

I guess this is something people like me will never agree. And by "people like me" I mean, guys that dont use the bike to go to work and just recreational on weekends or track. I don't typically split when on a weekend run....there simply isn't enough traffic to justify it.
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Only had two guys in trucks try to clip me so far. Few people honk. I'm sure plenty more people cursing me with their windows up. I try not to let it bother me and laugh it off. 'excuse me, pardon me, oh you guys are so nice' as I cruise by everybody,..heheh
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