To Pass or not.

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by R6Roller, Oct 13, 2012.


  1. R6Roller

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    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7EgMRcfQeA
     
  2. 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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  3. james1300

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    I always wave and give a 'thumbs up' to curtious riders/drivers!
    I also pass when its safe to pass.
     
  4. mfrankpdx

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    The correct answer to the question is ride your own ride.
     
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  5. R6Roller

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    ...And the wiener is!
     
  6. kd7svh

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    Someone rep this man for me, my button is broken.
     
  7. saltlick

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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!
     
  8. fantom

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    ^^^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.
     
  9. RedKat600

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    If the car is going slow, and you feel comfortable passing, just do it. Ride your own ride!
     
  10. fastfoodfred

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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!
     
  11. KevinD

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  12. shelbyguy

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    just gonna drop this right here.

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  13. badcomebackguy

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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.
     
  14. rowlex

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    is he riding a scooter or what?
     
  15. dizzle

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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.
     
  16. shelbyguy

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    suffer from same problem.
     
  17. kd7svh

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    Green. Had I wanted red I would have asked for someone to bitch slap him electronically.
     
  18. cgt1229

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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.
     
  19. LostTheFront

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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.
     
  20. Jims08Z06

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