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Old December 11 2013, 11:39 PM   #136
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Re: "Are you coming or going?"

AWWWW YEAH



Then again, I guess it's good Flux is no longer constrained by the prison of his car, God forbid this ever happen to anyone!

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Old December 11 2013, 11:52 PM   #137
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Re: "Are you coming or going?"

I don't see the point of the second GIF, but in the first one the rider looks like he's going a little fast and should have seen that car changing lanes. Like they say in the video I linked to, the rider is responsible to make sure a car doesn't hit them. At least that's the mentality you need to have.
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Old December 11 2013, 11:55 PM   #138
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I don't see why it seems dickish. It's legal to do and there are several benefits to the other drivers on the road. This article and the links/video featured should help clear things up. Keep in mind it's a practice that's legal just about everywhere else in the world.

For me, the biggest thing is that if I am just sitting in traffic, I'm a sitting duck. if the car behind me doesn't stop for whatever reason, I've just become the meat in a car-motorcycle-car sandwich. If I keep moving my only threats are from in front of me. I always keep my hand on the clutch and am always ready to be on the brake should someone dart out. I basically assume they're going to, and prepare accordingly.

Also, some bikes are air-cooled and will overheat if stationary for too long...and in a warmer state like California that could be a problem.
I dunno, legal or not it just seems dickish to me with too much potential for abuse or causing problems because of the unpredictability of it. That's a terribly narrow space to have someone tearing through 10mph faster than everyone else.
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Old December 12 2013, 12:06 AM   #139
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Also as was said in the video, it might seem reckless and aggressive to the outside observer but when you do it yourself it feels much more natural and easier than you'd think. I disliked it at first but I've gotten my comfort level up and it's much better. As long as a car isn't hugging the lane there is plenty of room.

It's much better than sitting at a dead stop and hoping nobody rams you from behind, from which there is little to no chance of escape. That's why I rarely if ever take the bike out of gear at a stop, though, just in case.
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Old December 12 2013, 12:06 AM   #140
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10mph is not very fast at all, that's a comfortable running speed for most people and it's about right for moving through stationary traffic. You can stop on a dime at that speed, and any decent biker should have no problem. The motorbike in that gif is going much faster than that.

I do this every day and for many years, and never have I been anything close to having an accident because of it. That said, I don't lane split through moving traffic at all unless it's at a crawl, for the reasons demonstrated in 005's first gif, but I do straight overtakes if the oncoming lane is free.
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Old December 13 2013, 02:46 PM   #141
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Overheating is a problem even in unusually cold winters like right now? You know, where the right to burn wood in your own home is being stripped away from the plebes?

Thank goodness we have you here, looking out for our best interests!


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AWWWW YEAH



Then again, I guess it's good Flux is no longer constrained by the prison of his car, God forbid this ever happen to anyone!
We get it. You don't care for the way he handles things.

These two responses are good examples of trolling though. Knock it off.
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I dunno...I could stand to see a helmet cam of the incident. That might sway my opinion.
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Old December 15 2013, 12:47 AM   #143
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Well I shouldn't have any issues finding a spot at the mall. I made a trip out today and found this perfect spot that isn't nearly large enough for most things on 4 wheels but definitely enough for at least 2 bikes.

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Old December 15 2013, 06:39 AM   #144
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One question, do you "cage" your head (helmet) when you ride?
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Old December 15 2013, 08:07 PM   #145
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Of course, not only is it just smart to do, California helmet laws are pretty strict.
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