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Riding Scenario:

Say you are in midst of passing a row of say, 4 or 5 cars. A vehicle heading at a high rate of speed in the opposite direction appears while you are out there. You realise you probably don't have enough time to get by the whole line, and they are pretty tight. You can see that it is not a cop as well. Do you:


A.Go hard on the brakes, and fit your way in between two of the cars in the line

B. Keep on with your pass, ride the centerline, lane split if needed to complete your move.

C. Throttle to the stops, thread the needle, make the pass whether the guy coming has to stop/slow down or whatever.

D. Other, please explain.
 

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I would also say "B" or you could possibly, if scared to do so, head for the shoulder that is on the opposite side of traffic cause lane splitting with oncoming traffic could have the driver ride towards the line like most tend to do which would open up the shoulder. Just gotta see if there are more cars behind him which would prohibit you from cutting back over into your right lane.
 

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Grafixx01 said:
I would also say "B" or you could possibly, if scared to do so, head for the shoulder that is on the opposite side of traffic cause lane splitting with oncoming traffic could have the driver ride towards the line like most tend to do which would open up the shoulder. Just gotta see if there are more cars behind him which would prohibit you from cutting back over into your right lane.
That **** is squidly.
 

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DLITALIEN said:
That **** is squidly.

What?

Dude, you don't know how these people drive down here. They see you riding the lines, most of 'em will move closer to the line to try to cause you to wreck. But since the bike handles much better than the car, you could try it like about 20yards before the car or something.

It was just an idea. Sorry. :leaving:
 

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Grafixx01 said:
What?

Dude, you don't know how these people drive down here. They see you riding the lines, most of 'em will move closer to the line to try to cause you to wreck. But since the bike handles much better than the car, you could try it like about 20yards before the car or something.

It was just an idea. Sorry. :leaving:
Graff this was a what would you do situation, not an idea situation. :lol:
 

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Grafixx01 said:
head for the shoulder that is on the opposite side of traffic
The really bad thing about that would be all of the crud that is out on the shoulders. I would never want to venture out on the shoulders on either side unless it was the only choice that I had.

There is plenty of room on that center line...trust me. When I was out at Infineon with Kawasaki, they took us out on their bikes through the mountains. The bike riders there are serious and they hog the road. We all had to make many passes on the center line between the cyclists in our lane and oncoming traffic. Trust me...there's lots of room.

On a side note, it's also really cool to watch the cyclists drafting the motorcycles down the mountain...those men and women are bonkers riding at those speeds with barely anything more than a helmet and shoes on. :cheers:

Laura
 

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B hands down... or as you hit the throttle harder just start back over to your lane...the car going in the same direction will move out of your way or hit the brakes... don't worry!

If you don't think B can be done... check out a Ghostrider video!
 

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Gas Man said:
B hands down... or as you hit the throttle harder just start back over to your lane...the car going in the same direction will move out of your way or hit the brakes... don't worry!

If you don't think B can be done... check out a Ghostrider video!

I know it can be done., I've done it far too many times, even in twisty's, and at the gap.
 

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D - None of the above. Drop a couple of gears and punch it. You can throttle past all of the line and have time to flick off the car coming in the opposite direction.. lol..

Actually it would have to be B.. But there are too many variables - are the cars in line tailgating? If not and you can cram in and avoid an unsavorly situation and pass when it is clear again then I might do that, but if all else fails time to lane split and say a quick prayer.. depends on how wide the road is how close the oncoming car is, etc. I have played chicken and ducked in just in time in my cage and on my bike - not really recommended but when the situation called for it and the road was too narrow to split I punched it and went for it..

If the devil wants to play his card game now he'll have to play without an Ace in his deck..
 

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Mudpuppy said:
D - None of the above. Drop a couple of gears and punch it. You can throttle past all of the line and have time to flick off the car coming in the opposite direction...
I too would have downshifted at the beginning and would have been flying past the first car before the oncoming car knew what was happening.
 

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No Worries said:
I too would have downshifted at the beginning and would have been flying past the first car before the oncoming car knew what was happening.
It all just depends on the road, speed, distance, and timeing.
 
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