Hovering, meaning the guys were so close they could have reached out and tried some of my entree if they'd wanted to while they were at it. This was at a pretty upscale restaurant in San Francisco in the bar area where you seat yourself, thus why the guys were waiting for an available table, saw that we were working on our desserts and figured they would stake out our spot despite the fact that we weren't even done yet. it doesn't happen often, no, but when it does happen it's irritating. I wasn't intimidated by anything, I moved out of the way so the guy could get in and free up the other traffic. You can interpret it that way if you like, but the way I see it it's in regards to the car having a cage, like a race car's roll cage, enclosing the driver whereas a motorcycle is more open and the rider is not enclosed. Simple as that. I don't know what you read, but I'm thinking you might have misread. California state guidelines on lane splitting regarding speed are us follows: 10 MPH faster. So if traffic is going 20, I go 30. If they're going 10, I go 20. If they're stopped. I usually hang out around 10-15. When I say 30, I mean that's the fastest I will go, which is keeping within the guidelines.