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Some are common sense, but if everyone had common sense...there probably wouldn't be such a thing as a "Darwin Award".

http://blog.jafrum.com/2013/03/30/20...-a-motorcycle/
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Some are common sense, but if everyone had common sense...there probably wouldn't be such a thing as a "Darwin Award".

http://blog.jafrum.com/2013/03/30/20...-a-motorcycle/
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On my way to work there is this slight curve on a country road with speed limit at 55MPH (enough to where the bike must lean to complete turn), on this curve there are rail-road tracks, meaning that it is impossible to straighten out to avoid slippage, especially at 55 mph, AND the fact the cars are always barreling down like their on a freaking race track, if i slow down it is guaranteed to cross the center line. Very scary at times.....

I don't really understand #16, if someone can elaborate on that please...

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On my way to work there is this slight curve on a country road with speed limit at 55MPH (enough to where the bike must lean to complete turn), on this curve there are rail-road tracks, meaning that it is impossible to straighten out to avoid slippage, especially at 55 mph, AND the fact the cars are always barreling down like their on a freaking race track, if i slow down it is guaranteed to cross the center line. Very scary at times.....

I don't really understand #16, if someone can elaborate on that please...
They are saying don't end up like this
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In that case coast over the tracks, no brakes or throttle.

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On my way to work there is this slight curve on a country road with speed limit at 55MPH (enough to where the bike must lean to complete turn), on this curve there are rail-road tracks, meaning that it is impossible to straighten out to avoid slippage, especially at 55 mph, AND the fact the cars are always barreling down like their on a freaking race track, if i slow down it is guaranteed to cross the center line. Very scary at times.....

I don't really understand #16, if someone can elaborate on that please...
It's saying to go between cars at a traffic jam to get out of the way of incoming vehicles that may not realize traffic is backed up, regardless of state law, so vehicles coming up behind you don't end up rear ending you and smashing you into the car in front of you. Like fishdip is showing in that extreme example picture.
With that comes other risks. Read up on lane splitting, aka lane filtering.

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It's saying to go between cars at a traffic jam to get out of the way of incoming vehicles that may not realize traffic is backed up, regardless of state law, so vehicles coming up behind you don't end up rear ending you and smashing you into the car in front of you. Like fishdip is showing in that extreme example picture.
With that comes other risks. Read up on lane splitting, aka lane filtering.

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I understand what lane splitting is, i guess because i have never experienced with such high traffic it's hard for me to understand. As i recall lane splitting can be just as dangerous .... i mostly ride/commute in rural area so i don't really deal with such traffic, however, i have a new job this summer that will be in the city so it's good to read up on things.
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The biggest problem with lane splitting at that time is a lot of driver will go left or right to try and not hit something in front of them if your unlucky they can do it at the same time you are in the middle of the 2 cars.
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Some are common sense, but if everyone had common sense...there probably wouldn't be such a thing as a "Darwin Award".
unfortunately now days commonsense isnt common at all
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