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post #111 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 10:44 PM
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I lane split my ass off today. this accident happened at 12pm. I got on the freeway 2 miles from the big rig spill, at 3:45pm. parking lot.

Pleasanton: Lanes reopen on southbound I-680 after big rig overturned - Inside Bay Area

Had to lane split for 4 miles to the interchange to 580, which much to my disgust was also a parking lot. so I went straight on 680 and took crow canyon home.
as a rule for me, I only lane split if traffic is less than 10mph. not often for me.

today, I was on my cbr 1000rr, and I was going b/t 15-20, while traffic stood still (slight roll at times), it was hard for the big bike to go that slow. I did have to slow down for tighter spots and other idiots...
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post #112 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 06:31 AM
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Yea those liter bikes are geared crazy tall, I imagine slow going being a big pain on them, esp w/the ergos

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i rode on the sidewalk when firetrucks blocked off the street from me getting to school.

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i rode on the sidewalk when firetrucks blocked off the street from me getting to school.
I split all the time, often at high speeds on the freeway (not for the inexperienced), but riding on the sidewalk is a no-no. Too much chance of injuring a pedestrian or getting a serious fine. If firetrucks have blocked off the street there's a very good chance that there are cops around to hand out that fine.

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nope; i made sure there were no cops and there wasnt anything serious going on. the firefighters glanced at me and i just looked away

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post #117 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 12:10 PM
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Let me clarify - hard for ME to maintain a speed under 15 mph. ergos are great on my cbr 1000rr, much more comfy than the zx6r 09.
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I lane split my ass off today. this accident happened at 12pm. I got on the freeway 2 miles from the big rig spill, at 3:45pm. parking lot.

Pleasanton: Lanes reopen on southbound I-680 after big rig overturned - Inside Bay Area

Had to lane split for 4 miles to the interchange to 580, which much to my disgust was also a parking lot. so I went straight on 680 and took crow canyon home.
as a rule for me, I only lane split if traffic is less than 10mph. not often for me.

today, I was on my cbr 1000rr, and I was going b/t 15-20, while traffic stood still (slight roll at times), it was hard for the big bike to go that slow. I did have to slow down for tighter spots and other idiots...
LOL... That article says that all lanes were reopened at "6:36" PM.

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I wouldn't split lanes unless traffic was actually PARKED. As in not moving at all. And even then I would only be doing like 5mph.
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post #120 of 213 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:14 PM
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You say that, but until you hit traffic that is stop 'n go, or crawling at 10 mph on the freeway...
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