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Old 22-10-2007, 08:22 AM
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Default Cutting lanes on motorways...

Is there only me wot does it or what? Coming back from Sherburn ont A1 yesterday, and every week on the way to the clubhouse, see loadsa bikes, big plastic fast ones, in little clumps of 2 or 3, poncing about doing about 75/80 waiting for the lane to clear.
Jesus if i could fit cat's whiskers to me front mudguard to figure out which gap i could get thru i would. Like to move at 85/100 on m/way and full or not, i'm gonna, there's loadsa fun to be had on a busy motorway, what the fúcks up with everybody?
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Old 22-10-2007, 08:36 AM
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agree, love to duck and dive through traffic, just gotta keep a keen eye for the cwc's(cunts with cars) that open doors or move over trying to knock you off, last year on the way to farmyard, mojow and i where "commuting" at highly illegal speeds dodging trucks cars and bus's, had a brill time, keeps your sences sharp
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Old 22-10-2007, 08:40 AM
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I've had too many cars/lorries try to kill me on the motorway so i'm a little bit chicken now!
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Old 22-10-2007, 09:04 AM
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not so bad up here cars lorrys normally pull to one side if theres a queue
off traffic and let ya past you do get the nobend that trys to block ya an stop you geting through
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Old 22-10-2007, 09:34 AM
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I don't know why but carving through traffic seems to be becoming a lost art, I see far too many bikes sitting in traffic nowadays
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Old 22-10-2007, 09:47 AM
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Was more on about free moving traffic, just moving slower than i wanna be moving. If i ride with Dogz, we're the middle-lane-owner's-club-attack-league, ride two abreast, rayt up behind 'em, then fúckin' buzz 'em, close, one each side and rejoin back in front of 'em. Beats counting Eddie Stobart lorries and reading numberplates to keep yerself alert.
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Old 22-10-2007, 09:54 AM
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Ha Ha Yes! I quite enjoy a bit of the old mororway slalom meself. One of the best was coming back from Cornwall on a Triumph 900, got into a bit of a race with a German guy on a Daytona 900 and had a helluva time using all 3 lanes, all the gaps in between and the hard shoulder. Never dropped below the ton and hit over 150 in places

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Old 22-10-2007, 10:24 AM
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lost my licence once doing motorway slaloming.. still doing it .middle lane hoggers doing 65,70 on empty carageway get buzzed-n-cut every time
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Old 22-10-2007, 10:37 AM
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Ha Ha Yes! I quite enjoy a bit of the old mororway slalom meself. One of the best was coming back from Cornwall on a Triumph 900, got into a bit of a race with a German guy on a Daytona 900 and had a helluva time using all 3 lanes, all the gaps in between and the hard shoulder. Never dropped below the ton and hit over 150 in places

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if you were doing 100 plus on the hard shoulder... nothing anyone could say would do any good would it...
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Old 22-10-2007, 10:43 AM
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I don't know why but carving through traffic seems to be becoming a lost art, I see far too many bikes sitting in traffic nowadays
and so often it seems to be the ones with one piece suit which match their helmets and their bikes and their mates' bikes

Years ago got pulled (£40 and 3 points) for towing triler behind me trike in 3rd lane of the M27. But the driver in the middle lane who wouldn't move or go above 50 got away with it

Love "filtering" - and for those drivers who are not attentive, quick blip of throttle and a loud bark from the exhaust usually does the trick

Right - back outside and try and find the cure to me carb problem
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Old 22-10-2007, 10:45 AM
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I try not to ride on the m roads...Nice twisties and curves give me a feeling of pure enjoyment, I haven't got a windscreen fitted so that the wind helps me to keep down to 70..only got six and a bit years to go before they can take my license away..have to admit I do find the bike wanting to go faster than I should, but I feel happy enough to just be able to ride...I must admit I do feel tied up in the towns especially by bike riders who are at the edge of the traffic but don't overtake....That white line in the centre of the road is not a wall, and a bike can cross it and ride on the right hand side with enough room for a car to pass coming the other way...

....As to the motorway bit...when I'm in my car and I see a bike coming up behind me I pull in to let it pass....If there is another bike overtaking me on the inside at the same time he could get hit...so stop taking silly chances for no reason...remember if you see a bike coming up in your rear view mirror you will watch that mirror and not the offside mirror ....John
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Old 22-10-2007, 10:54 AM
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I filter all the time, all the way to work and back, literally ALL the way some days.

I do motorway filtering until the traffic gets to about 50 and then i usually get a bit scared. Don't do sitting in traffic... boring! I did sit behind 2 cars today who seemed to have an indicator problem... like they didnt know which fucking indicator they were using and which fucking lane they wanted to be in! Decided it wasn't worth trying to get past in case they suddenly worked it out!
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Old 22-10-2007, 11:24 AM
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I did sit behind 2 cars today who seemed to have an indicator problem... like they didnt know which fucking indicator they were using and which fucking lane they wanted to be in! Decided it wasn't worth trying to get past in case they suddenly worked it out!
It's definitely worth watching out for the dodgy looking drivers and not taking any chances with them, I have found that you develop a kind of sixth sense for the ones that are gonna do something wrong and it's often best to go with that sense
If there are any less experienced riders reading this thread do remember that learning filtering takes practise so ride according to the conditions and bear in mind that filtering takes alot more concentration than riding in traffic.
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Old 22-10-2007, 11:30 AM
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Unless its raining i generally filter with my visor up, find it too hard to concentrate with it up, i miss things.
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Old 22-10-2007, 11:58 AM
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nah your not alone, great buzz to be had from slicing through the traffic

found that if Im on a borrowed bike, ie a modern one with indicators, I just leave them indicating right and EVERYTHING moves over?? dont know why but they just do, my theory is that they cant see a huge pair of headlights glaring at them but that tiny lil flashing light somehow scares them into moving over
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Old 22-10-2007, 12:11 PM
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I have 6 points for doing just that Taff, was done for reckless riding, but it still doesn't stop me doing it, I just look around a lot more for the pigs
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Old 22-10-2007, 12:29 PM
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I cant say anything on this thread cos I only passed me test less than 2 years ago and just bought a flash bike to pose on so I'm not qualified ot pass an opinion on motorway riding.

But hey if ya wann know about polishing em, let know cos that's all I'm qualified for apparently
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Old 22-10-2007, 01:28 PM
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I cant say anything on this thread cos I only passed me test less than 2 years ago and just bought a flash bike to pose on so I'm not qualified ot pass an opinion on motorway riding.

But hey if ya wann know about polishing em, let know cos that's all I'm qualified for apparently
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there's always the hoovering, washing up, making tea.. etc..etc..

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Old 22-10-2007, 01:30 PM
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Back to yer polishing then and leave the riding threads to folk who've been about a bit longer!

... must've missed that bit.

There's no hanging about on motorways for us. Well, not anywhere really hence why I've been thinking I really need to slow down a bit. Filtering is fine so long as you can be heard I've found. The louder the better. And keep yer lights on. If in doubt, drop it down a gear, keep the revs high and keep in view of either side or rear view mirror.

Had a couple of scaries where Jester's been less patient than me, gone up the inside JUST as the driver has noticed 2 blacked out Simpsons glaring in the rear view mirror and swung over to let me by on the outside .... then realises there's one coming up the inside and swings back out causing me to get the f*** outa the way. He thinks it's funny. Keeps me on me toes I guess.
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Old 22-10-2007, 01:30 PM
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there's always the hoovering, washing up, making tea.. etc..etc..



ha ha ha ha
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Old 22-10-2007, 01:59 PM
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I thought the whole idea of bikes on motorways is to cut in through the traffic? yes sometimes, I'll just sit and plod along, but 9 times out of 10 I'm trying to beat the land speed record, and that means getting past cars any way I can!!

Although my new sport is riding along side middle lane hoggers, and if their on the mobile, kick their wing mirror off!! they soon drop their phones!!
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Old 22-10-2007, 01:59 PM
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find it too hard to concentrate with it up
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Old 22-10-2007, 02:02 PM
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And aside from the obvious snigger factor, i actually meant its difficult to concentrate with my visor DOWN.
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Old 22-10-2007, 02:50 PM
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And aside from the obvious snigger factor, i actually meant its also difficult to concentrate when going DOWN.
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Old 22-10-2007, 02:55 PM
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Bassman - I don't go down there!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 22-10-2007, 04:51 PM
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depends on my mood and how long my journey is. somtimes just sit there about 70 other times its a ton and get the fu*k outa me way `couse i`m comin through regardless.
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Old 22-10-2007, 06:17 PM
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And aside from the obvious snigger factor, i actually meant its difficult to concentrate if i visit visordown.

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on way back mixture of easy of weeeeee

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Old 22-10-2007, 06:28 PM
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so there i was in the nether regions of the M4

and they have these chevrons where you are meant to keep 2 chevrons apart
trying to keep up with the porche past 95 was a challenge,
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Old 22-10-2007, 06:43 PM
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so there i was in the nether regions of the M4

and they have these chevrons where you are meant to keep 2 chevrons apart
trying to keep up with the porche past 95 was a challenge,
chevron's you say? i do believe there's some on the M5 now aint that right freak?
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Old 22-10-2007, 06:52 PM
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trying to keep up with the porche past 95 was a challenge,
Not with a very heavily breathed on engine it ain't....
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