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Old 10-13-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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I Ride: Yamaha.
To Pass or not.
That is the question. My buddy and I were out cruising around Harstine Island a few weekends ago, having a grand old time. So he gets "stuck" behind this Nissan Cube in a solid yellow area and being a very conservative dude, and also a new rider I guess he was just playing it safe. However what is really interesting is the way the driver is riding the edge of the road to allow him to pass.


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Old 10-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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I Ride: one with 117.8whp/liter
At times, I'll be flagged on ahead by a cage... I won't say no if I can do it safely. If the person is merely hugging one side... I don't assume anything and won't make a move based on their perceived actions. I find some people are just too damn "out to lunch" to drive in a lane like they should.

Plus if I really want by.. I'll make it happen on MY TERMS.

With a vehicle like the Cube and other blindspot ridden boxes, I'd just be content enough to stay conservative until a legit passing opportunity arose. Some people go to la la land the moment they lose sight of you unless you're a rolling thunderstorm.

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Last edited by Flaerion; 10-13-2012 at 09:16 AM.. Reason: "nice"ing up my post.. I shouldn't be such a dick ALL the time.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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I always wave and give a 'thumbs up' to curtious riders/drivers!
I also pass when its safe to pass.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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The correct answer to the question is ride your own ride.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #5
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The correct answer to the question is ride your own ride.
...And the wiener is!

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #6
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Someone rep this man for me, my button is broken.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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i always pass on a double yellow, if i can see far enough ahead. That guy was going 30mph for god sakes!

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #8
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At times, I'll be flagged on ahead by a cage... I won't say no if I can do it safely. If the person is merely hugging one side... I don't assume anything and won't make a move based on their perceived actions. I find some people are just too damn "out to lunch" to drive in a lane like they should.

Plus if I really want by.. I'll make it happen on MY TERMS.
^^^this.
I don't ever trust a cager's intentions. However, if there's a sticker indicating that they ride (a*, fox, etc.), I might take the chance if it appears like they are paying attention.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:13 AM   #9
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If the car is going slow, and you feel comfortable passing, just do it. Ride your own ride!

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #10
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That guy was going 30 mph, but was it also the speed limit, or was he traveling under the legal limit? If he was going the legal limit, passing is not an option.

That said, fuck all cars and slow people. Get the he'll around everyone, the police should be here soon!

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:52 AM   #11
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Did you want a red dot or a green dot given?





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Old 10-13-2012, 10:54 AM   #12
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just gonna drop this right here.


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Old 10-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #13
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It seems the general agreed action which happens to be the one I practice is; if you want to pass then pass, if you don't then don't. Either way passing on a double or a single just be safe, don't pass on a turn and not in a way that would endanger yourself, fellow riders or the cager.

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #14
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is he riding a scooter or what?

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #15
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I Ride: like an asian. You scurred yet?
I didn't watch the video but I'd have passed. I'm sure there was food at the final destination and being the fatty, I hate letting food sit.

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #16
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I didn't watch the video but I'd have passed. I'm sure there was food at the final destination and being the fatty, I hate letting food sit.
suffer from same problem.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #17
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Green. Had I wanted red I would have asked for someone to bitch slap him electronically.

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Old 10-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #18
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I had a Canadian woman pull over onto the shoulder heading south on Chuckanut Drive.

I thought to myself, cool, she's letting me pass, then before you know it she's doing a U-turn right in front of me.

A handful of front and rear brake and I'm staring into her back seat on her side.

Never even noticed me there. Watch out for that too.

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Old 10-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #19
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I'm probably in the minority here, but I consider it rude to not pass when a car is clearly trying let you go by. There are plenty of courteous cars that really don't want a M/C behind them, and people who are very nervous around bikes and just want you to go by. They will do all kinds of crazy things to let you by, I would consider is safer to get around ASAP. Looks like 30 in a 40 zone, I'd go as long as there wasn't a driveway on the left.

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #20
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Someone rep this man for me, my button is broken.
Done...AJ

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