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  • I got split....by a cage

    So last night I had to make a quick trip to Bunnings, as I have been hanging for a ride I took my bike.
    I was in the right lane and indicating right (to turn right), as I was pulling up to wait for oncoming traffic I was about to put my foot down when a white flash appeared next to me almost scraping my elbow.
    I cant really complain as I slpit wherever I can but I would have liked a little more room.
    end rant

    Bert
    It's better to be thought stupid than open your mouth and remove all doubt

    Pure speed in sixth gear on a 5,000 foot straightaway is one thing, but pure speed in third gear on a gravel-strewn, downhill, ess turn is quite another.
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #2
    Yup, used to happen to me a lot, esp in peak hour up gnangara rd - tho its usually a bit slower than a flash 70-80km/h. Had a few fights with cars over my spot on the road too (why they bothered I will never know because they ended up stuck behind the person I was stuck behind and we were all travelling at <40km/h!)

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    • #3
      That's why I always stop towards the middle of the lane when making a right hand turn if there isn't sufficient space in the median strip to get me and the whole bike outta traffic.

      350kg of bike and rider splitting cages is a bit different to 1500kg of cage and passenger splitting a rider, and the outcomes are significantly different.

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      • #4
        That's fucked.

        I've got myself into the habit of putting myself in spots that will make it bloody impossible to try shit like that.
        such comment
        wow
        many post

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        • #5
          oh i hate that, especially when you're turining into a side street, pulled to the appropriate side of the grease strip, and they overtake you in the same lane while you're still moving quickly
          I love riding, especially yamamas

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          • #6
            That's why I always stop towards the middle of the lane when making a right hand turn if there isn't sufficient space in the median strip to get me and the whole bike outta traffic.

            350kg of bike and rider splitting cages is a bit different to 1500kg of cage and passenger splitting a rider, and the outcomes are significantly different.
            + 1 i hate it when people dont show concern for riders safety

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            • #7
              ^^^ you speak for us all
              I love riding, especially yamamas

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Motormaniac View Post
                oh i hate that, especially when you're turining into a side street, pulled to the appropriate side of the grease strip, and they overtake you in the same lane while you're still moving quickly
                More to the point - while they are still moving quickly. Scary. :o

                Regarding moving to the appropriate side of the grease strip before turning: At least it's safer than if tried to turn without moving over - as then they will try to undertake you.
                "Live Long and Prosper"

                Bayswater Martial Arts and Yoga Centre

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                • #9
                  had one where i was on a backstreet, trying to turn right, and so this dumbass bird tried to overtake me... on the right. WTF??
                  brakes locked, me pissed
                  "i didnt see u indicate"
                  "fuck off wench"
                  I love riding, especially yamamas

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                  • #10
                    i went to bunnings once, some little prick in a red shirt and green apron came up and asked my if i wanted decking.

                    luckily i got the first punch in and sorted him out.

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                    • #11
                      hahhahhhahah... (im easily amused) nah, it was funy
                      "Redlines are merely suggestions"
                      "Stroked is fun, but I'ld rather get blown"

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                      • #12
                        try driving thru Paris sometime. In a lot of areas its a case of you decide where the lanes are cos there aren't any marked. Splitting cages will be the least of ur worries.

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                        • #13
                          I've split past a cage or two before and then slowed up, still staying fairly close to 'splitting lane' only to have the last car I split past try and do the same thing back to me... LOL

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by loony View Post
                            i went to bunnings once, some little prick in a red shirt and green apron came up and asked my if i wanted decking.

                            luckily i got the first punch in and sorted him out.
                            I once had a customer come in, and ask if we had any tools.

                            I directed him to the aisle where we keep the mirrors, and suggested he'd find one there if he looked carefully.


                            No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation to detail.



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Darkbyte View Post
                              Yup, used to happen to me a lot, esp in peak hour up gnangara rd - tho its usually a bit slower than a flash 70-80km/h. Had a few fights with cars over my spot on the road too (why they bothered I will never know because they ended up stuck behind the person I was stuck behind and we were all travelling at <40km/h!)
                              funny you mention gnangara rd, i use gnangara road every day from alexander to hartman, and the drivers always seem to move over towards the line and try to block me in, i dont get this anywhere else but always on the way home from work on gnangara, luckily theres a good streight opisit bills machinery to gun it past them. as more the traffic lights i try to take up as much of the lane without being in the grease strip, i also like to try and make room if i've split for another bike just in case someone else has split two. has happend b4 where i havnt left room, think they where angry, Soz whoever you where.
                              I know i cant spell, please don't feel the need to correct me

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