Topic: Lanesplitting aka Lanesharing etiquette  (Read 3563 times)

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Re: Lanesplitting aka Lanesharing etiquette
« Reply #40 on: 04/01/18 10:07AM »
knock 5 mph off your lane sharing speed and see how many more people move over for you.

Also - people are garbage trucks.

Giving people time to see you approaching strikes me as wise.  Ten over the speed of traffic and flipping the brights on now and then for attention worked pretty well for me.

Speaking of garbage, I recently noticed that when I set the cans up so that it's easy to grab them and toss their contents into the truck, the garbage man responded by setting the lids back on instead of tossing them into the ditch like he used to.

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Re: Lanesplitting aka Lanesharing etiquette
« Reply #41 on: 04/01/18 12:08PM »
knock 5 mph off your lane sharing speed and see how many more people move over for you.


Also - people are garbage trucks.
Yep i noticed this too. Apparently ive slowed down in my old age
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Re: Lanesplitting aka Lanesharing etiquette
« Reply #42 on: 04/02/18 09:55AM »
Speaking of garbage, I recently noticed that when I set the cans up so that it's easy to grab them and toss their contents into the truck, the garbage man responded by setting the lids back on instead of tossing them into the ditch like he used to.

Wait, they still get out the truck and slug cans into the compactor risking injury.  What backwards town...?!  Oh yeah, never mind...  ;)
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Re: Lanesplitting aka Lanesharing etiquette
« Reply #43 on: 04/03/18 08:05AM »
knock 5 mph off your lane sharing speed and see how many more people move over for you.



This has been my experience too. 

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Re: Lanesplitting aka Lanesharing etiquette
« Reply #44 on: 04/15/18 01:24PM »
I have a friend who constantly complains about car finally moving over only once he begins to pass. Obviously he doesn't give them the opportunity to see him and is ungrateful they at least made the effort to give him space.
Same guy got clipped by a car that signaled, slowed down then exited the carpool lane illegally over the double yellows. He attempted to split past him rather than stop. Not defending the driver but i'd have tossed out the anchor if I saw that.
It did happen rather quickly and his gopro lens makes object appear farther away. But slow down your traffic splitting pace 5mph perhaps more reaction time.
Another friend used to be a moto courier explained he had to train himself to slow down to a pace where he could read the license plates of the vehicles he was passing. I now use this method for reference.
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Re: Lanesplitting aka Lanesharing etiquette
« Reply #45 on: 04/17/18 09:23AM »

The vast majority of riders go too fast splitting lanes.  It's really easy to get sucked into it; I do it as well on occasion and have to remind myself to slow down.

 

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