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ride the emergency lane 11 23.91%
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:09 AM   #2
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:10 AM   #3
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and i'll say it again

riding down the emergancy lane is BS

lane splitting is alright in my book.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:13 AM   #4
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:18 AM   #5
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:20 AM   #6
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The emergency lane is exactly that. Traffic however is no emergency. Should lane sharing/splitting be allowed in Texas? You bet.
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doesnt lane splitting seem a little more dangerous than riding the emergency lane ??
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:28 AM   #8
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use the shoulder or lane split to get to the first exit. then find alternate rout. good exploring that way too.
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i usually wait... if NoFear is with me he will stop traffic to let me through... lol
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Not only does riding in the emergency lane make the cagers hate motorcyclists even more, it is also like asking for a flat tire. You might as well just get off the bike and stick a knife in one or both of your tires. Take a good look at the stuff that builds up in there!
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yep riding the emergency lane is . Il lane split if traffic is at a stand still.
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I lane split, but hardly ever ride the emergency lane.
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doesnt lane splitting seem a little more dangerous than riding the emergency lane ??
why ride a bike?

are you special that you can use the e-lane and not others? i can fit an 18 wheeler in there, can they follow you?
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are you special that you can use the e-lane and not others? i can fit an 18 wheeler in there, can they follow you?
are you special that you can split a lane ?? its the same thing ... your getting where you need to get before everyone else ... anyway i ride the emergency lane rarely ... but there is alot of on the side of there .. anyway lane splitting just seems like more of a risk than the emergency lane
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so basically lane splitting is riding the white line all the way to your destination.... i dont think cagers will like that very much opposed to the shoulder
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are you special that you can split a lane ?? its the same thing ... your getting where you need to get before everyone else ... anyway i ride the emergency lane rarely ... but there is alot of on the side of there .. anyway lane splitting just seems like more of a risk than the emergency lane
it is more risky, no risk no reward, IMO, but the e-lane is just that. if your splitting, your utilizing the bikes size to get around traffic. e-lane anybody can fit so why can't a big rig follow you thru?

both are illegal at this point, but lane splitting might make it into law 1 day like in CA, e-lane riding will never.

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so basically lane splitting is riding the white line all the way to your destination.... i dont think cagers will like that very much opposed to the shoulder
they will hate you more for the e-lane.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:53 AM   #18
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Sit in it... or if you 'must', split the lanes. Keep yer outta the emergency lane.

Almost got hit once, because of some jackass that though the emergency lane was his own personal expressway.
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I wait.

I only cut on the shoulder when close if the bike is getting too hot or I am. That is a rarity I can count on one hand
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