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Gas prices bring the bikes out!

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by klmmicro, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. klmmicro

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    I noticed yesterday that about 10 people here where I work own and ride MC's. I guess they kept them garaged and hidden until fuel passed the $3 per gallon mark.

    I get in to the office earlier than most and park where I want. Yesterday when I came out at 15:00, instead of just my bike in the #1 parking space...there were three! It multiplied! Hehehe.
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Maybe if the state governments were to pass a law to make lane splitting legal it would encourage more people to commute on motorcycles.

    I can tell you this much, I will not commute on my motorcycle if I can't split lane. Why bother? You're going to sit there stuck in traffic without the benefits of AC/heater.
     

  3. klmmicro

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    Lane splitting is not legal? Oooops, I might have to turn myself in! ;) I thought lane splitting was allowed in California...I agree with your sentiment, to be sure.

    Another nicety would be if we were able to start getting some of the tax breaks that are proposed for all these "high mileage" hybrid cars. I mean heck, I get better mileage on my bike than all but the full electrics anyway.
     
  4. DaisyCutter

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    I'll get another streetbike once there's dedicated lanes and no speed limits. ;)
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Lane splitting is legal only in California but nowhere else. If I were to be living in another place other than Cali, I'd be leery of using motorcycles for commuting just because of getting stuck in traffic the same way a cager would. Well, maybe if you live in a small town then you wouldn't have to worry about traffic jams, but even a moderately sized city like Albuquerque in New Mexico gets bad with the traffic in the morning and afternoon.
     
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    gixxer11 bbrrraaapppppp!

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    DaisyCutter for President!!!
     
  7. fnfalman

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    I'll settle for no speed limits. Even the Cherrrr-mannns don't have dedicated lanes.
     
  8. klmmicro

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    Heck, we could just take and split the OHV lanes into two MC width lanes. My DS isn't that fast and I would not want to hold you guys up ;)

    Hehehe, DaisyCutter for President, 2008!
     
  9. Texas T

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    Actually, lane splitting is NOT specifically illegal in California, unlike most other states in the country. There is nothing in the CA vehicle code that specifically allows it. As long as you don't abuse it the CHPpies will leave you alone.

    Texas tried to get a bill passed in the last session to allow it but it never made it out of committee. We're now trying to find a new rep to introduce it in the next session since the previous rep is retiring.
     
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    Actually, lane splitting is perfectly legal in California. There's a statute that said lane sharing between two vehicles are acceptable if done in a safe manner. It didn't say what kind of vehicles or even what speeds. So the cops have some leeways when it comes to giving you a ticket. Most of the time they leave you alone unless you want to play Eric Bostrom while the traffic is congested.