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Old 10-09-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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On the freeway in traffic going 75 than on the HOV lane sammiched between a slowpoke and an impatient going 55.

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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Sometime you may be right... HOV sucks if you cannot pass. I pass when its safe to do so.
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My bike will go 85 if the conditions are right!

*that means down hill with the wind at my back!
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:29 PM   #6
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:30 PM   #7
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I just HATE the HOV, because I always end up behind somebody going very slow, and then another car taigating ME, because of the slow poke.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:30 PM   #8
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:31 PM   #9
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ok so squidbody... are you talking about riding on 59 or bumper to bumper traffic?

i live off of 45 and i'm going anywhere from 80- 20 mph in a matter of what seems as seconds.. people jamming on their brakes speeding up, swerving cars, road debris... just htinking of my ride home yesterday lol. all while HOV is cruising with plenty of bikes and cars clipping along at 55 not 20.

know you live off the 59 area and if i lived on that freeway (north side) forget HOV... not enough traffic for it to matter lol
Yes- I take 59 from home to downtown and back again- 35 miles one way. IF I get on the HOV, I usually get because traffic on the freeway flies past me. And I really hate the tail gater.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:33 PM   #10
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Better make that two dumbasses on the HOV. And, technically only three on the freeway- the car in front of me (I try to not get too close), the one behind me, and the one in the lane to the right of me who may come over on me. I can always get over into the emergency lane if that happens. I TRY to pay attention to all cars around me.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:45 PM   #11
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59 you dont need to get in the HOV lane, because by the time you finnaly do manage to get in the lane, the regular traffic has already cleared up and you just wasted 15-20 mins just trying to get in the lane
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:50 PM   #12
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59 south hov has never given me problems, people behind me hang back pretty far. Guess I'm just lucky. I do like just dealing with an idiot in front and behind as opposed to 3 lanes over deciding to go across the whole freeway.
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B, by the time you twist that throttle on 59 and get up to 75 it will be time to merge off the freeway.

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I just HATE the HOV, because I always end up behind somebody going very slow, and then another car taigating ME, because of the slow poke.
i just hang back and keep the car infront of me insight and the car behind usally figures out that they are not going to get there any faster and gives me my space.

Dont for get if you pass in the HOV it might be an unmarked that you end up passing.

Just relax and get there when you get there.
If they are in that big of a hurry I just let them pass and watch them go nowhere in front of me.

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Old 10-09-2008, 06:36 PM   #16
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so bikes are allowed back in the HOV now?
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:58 PM   #17
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I love the HOV and I must disagree with you Squoddy.

I'd rather be sammiched with cars in front and back than 4 lanes of retards darting from side to side all around me.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:17 PM   #18
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The HOV, each day a new adventure

I take the 45 HOV every day and it does seem safer, though yesterday I had a cheater, yes one dude in a vehicle, alone, all by himself, single occupant try to mow me down as he was flipping me off. He nearly hit the concrete barrier, flipping me off so emphatically.

As far as passing when traffic is stopped, if one were to theoretically do such a thing, perhaps several bikes moving in line, a few months ago, and along the journey they were to pass no less than three police cars stuck in HOV standstill traffic, how might said police vehicles catch up with them?
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:36 PM   #19
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Nope... that's why you SPLIT! Lol. Cut around the slow poke, when space and safety permits and leave them both behind.... 250's rock... even the nighthawk (smile!)
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and along the journey they were to pass no less than three police cars stuck in HOV standstill traffic, how might said police vehicles catch up with them?
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