I would fight Abe Lincoln
Join Date: Nov 2007
We ride in between the lanes and don't annoy anybody because usually we've been and gone before anybody in a car has realised that we were ever there. Skilled riders can do that safely at about 20 - 30 mph over the traffic speed when the traffic's moving at around 60 - 70 mph. Much more satisfying than just filtering through near stationary traffic.
In over 40 years and 800,000 miles I've never come near to having an accident doing that, or a ticket. My few offs have been losing it on icy roads or spilt diesel - apart from one trying to outcorner a VFR400 on a shaft drive XJ900 with full touring fairing. That wasn't one of my better ideas lol.
Venom - there was a shortage of horses in the early 80s. I think I only had about 90. They were inside the aforementioned fairing.
I see. I've ridden in California and split and filtered there, but I would be pretty hesitant to try that kind of thing here. To many rednecks that have it out for motorbikes. I actually had a guy swerve to hit my and a friend with his truck and trailer when we passed him on a two lane road. 'Merica is not the most motorcycle friendly place in the world.
2007 Kawasaki EX650 street/track 636 forks - Hyperpro shock - Woodcraft - LeoVince - Dynojet
2003 Yamaha R6 race/track Ohlins - Arata - Vortex - Woodcraft - Dynojet
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