So for all you CALIFORNIA Riders. Do you Split Lanes.?
Yes. Pretty much every time I ride. It will be one of the things I miss most about CA when I leave in two weeks.
Originally Posted by VeX
Yes. Although I respect the speed differential. If traffic is parked (as it often is in San Diego and L.A.) then I'll do 20mph between cars. If traffic is moving up to perhaps 20mph I'll hit 40-50mph. Some fuck faces will do 70mph+ between cars regardless of the speed differential though and that blows my mind.
I ride similar to this.
Originally Posted by locknload
Lane splitting is just asking for something very bad to happen.
Not to start a fight, but lane sharing is "asking for something bad to happen" as opposed to going how fast on your 12??
Originally Posted by cookiebug79
I do it. It's fine. Just don't be stupid. There's actually a ton of space between cars, even with the small California lanes. You just have to ride defensively and assume no one sees you. You can tell when someone is going to merge. There's body language and traffic conditions that are pretty obvious. Also, a lot of freeways have carpool lanes that only allow merging in and out of them in certain areas so you can ride/split on the right side of that. The lane rules don't prevent people from merging across the double yellow, but when people do it they usually look around for cops so you can tell they're looking to move. Also remember that sometimes, more throttle or swerving is better than grabbing a ton of brake. Situational awareness is key.
She nailed it.
I was a little bit nervous doing it when we first moved out here, but after one month, I couldn't imagine not doing it.
I split lanes when riding on the street in California. Wouldn't do it here, and I sure as shit wouldn't do it in Washington. Most of those people up there have no rhyme or reason when it comes to changing lanes.
I was actually lane splitting/sharing/filtering today along side a few random commuters on the Long Island Exp (495) in NY (Where its illegal). Most ppl I noticed move over a little to let you pass and are very polite about it, but today i was honked at (urrr, urrr) by some undercover cop and then a few minutes later was almost ran off the road by this dick in a white ford dully. I wasn't speeding or anything just trying to find my way through traffic and do ppl a favor by not driving a car and causing more congestion. Just wish it was legal here...