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    goddamn the slow

    fucking lane splitters. fucking newbie squid can't get out of their own way lane splitters. It was like fucking amature day out there.

    since the weather has become really nice I am back to riding to work. Blew the 73's motor last week so I decided to take the dunstall into the city today and get an inspection for it during lunch. so I am hapily buzzing along in the NYC traffic when I come upon a guy on an R1 in my 'tween-lane. traffic is stopped totally and the dude is moving 10 mph between the cars. I am on a bike that is twice as wide as he is and I am moving twice as fast. I wouldn't have mindid it so much but I cut around a car on the other side and when I came back over to get back in my 'tween-lane he sped up and blocked me. Then when I got off the highway he tried to race me at the light. what a dufus.

    but that isn't as bad as the pud thumper in the flip flops and not dot helmet on the 59th street bridge on his cheap chinese scooter moving, I shit you not, 5mph in stopped traffic. I come up on him and I was patient but the asshole refuses to get out of the way and even flips me off when I rev the bike to let him know I am there and want to pass(the dunstall is loud as fuck and has no horn). the guy in the car next to me gets is and holds back when traffic begins to creep so I could get in front of him to get around the ass hat.

    not 300 yards further up is another guy on a cbr f2 that looked like an f2 sampler as every panel was a different color factory paint job. this guy is sitting on a running bike walking the fucking thing through the stopped traffic. and he won't move over either. I go to the sholder and get around him and I see him riding my lane wake - close.

    Finally there is the douche on the new fat boy who tries to beat the yellow light and nearly runs down a NYPD traffic cop who was signaling for him to stop, only to get stock in the middle of the intersection because traffic is backed up. Stuck right in front of me. and he and the traffic cop are too busy arguing for this fat ass to get the fuck out of my way. thankfully I wasn't the only bike there and a guy on a zrx blocked the car traffic to let me an an enduro come across two lanes to get around this jerk.

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    yeah but it sounds like lane splitting is legal there

    it sure isn't here but I pretend I don't know that

    I'm also wondering if it's really not legal, as some nosy buttinsky recently suggested, to ride on the sidewalks too

    I can't imagine why it would be
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    here we go.....


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    it isn't "legal" here either but honestly, within the city limits it is pretty much a way of life. Unless you want your bike to become a bubbling pile of melted aluminum you have to to get anywhere. As long as you are not being a tremendous jackass (like the stunters) by wheeling or stoppie-ing between the cars then the cops will pretty much look the other way. I lane split past two nypd cars this morning and one of them gave me the thumbs up and said nice bike.

    as for the sidewalks? well I do that too but never for longer than a block and only when the traffic is stopped. I rode one the walk this morning to get past a truck who didn't understand the concept of lanes and was parked across both.

    I was pretty pissed this morning and just venting. I am calmer now.

    NYC has to be the most unfriendly bike city there is and I can't for the life of me figure out why. If they were more biek friendly they could get rid of a ton of congestion. San Fran has bike specific parking and doesn't penalize riders with car specific parking procedures, why can't NY follow suit. Long Island wised up and made the HOV lane accept motorcycles but the HOV lane has yet to extend to the city.
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    Hey Geet,

    You bringing the Dunstall to Mid-O?

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    quote:Originally posted by Diamondj

    Hey Geet,

    You bringing the Dunstall to Mid-O?

    Jim
    riding it all the way there. you still gonna be our chase truck? I am not worried about my bike but my buddy's guzzi might end up on the trailer before the day is out.
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    I would invite you to ride with us but who is going to carry our parts home?
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    quote:Originally posted by Geeto67

    riding it all the way there. you still gonna be our chase truck? I am not worried about my bike but my buddy's guzzi might end up on the trailer before the day is out.
    Yep. Planning on heading out on Thursday (7/24) as early as I can get on the road (probably 10am). You guys coming to NJ to meet me and head out together or will we meet up on the road?

    And I can always bring along the GS so if/when your buddy's Guzzi craps out, he can take over chase truck duty and I can ride...

    Jim

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    every day I sit in traffic on my way to work and daydream about splitting lanes the whole fucking way to Pittsburgh. It's totally illegal here but I swear it would be worth the fine 10 times over.

    it was legal in california when I lived there but people got pissed at you about it and would swerve to cut you off or throw shit at you. I had one guy open his door into me. wtf? if we get in a fight, dude, you're gonna lose, I got a freaking helmet on!

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    quote:Originally posted by Diamondj

    quote:Originally posted by Geeto67

    riding it all the way there. you still gonna be our chase truck? I am not worried about my bike but my buddy's guzzi might end up on the trailer before the day is out.
    Yep. Planning on heading out on Thursday (7/24) as early as I can get on the road (probably 10am). You guys coming to NJ to meet me and head out together or will we meet up on the road?

    And I can always bring along the GS so if/when your buddy's Guzzi craps out, he can take over chase truck duty and I can ride...

    Jim
    I was going to tell you to bring the GS anyway since it sucks driving around mid-ohio in a car during vintage MOTORCYCLE days. To tell you the truth that thought about him taking over crossed my mind.

    Not sure if we are going to meet you at your house or head out before 10am. Despite my 5 gallons of fury tank we have to make more fuel stops than you do and it would suck if you got ahead of us and then had to turn around to come back and pick one of us up. Plus Andy from the SOHC4 board might be riding out with us as well and I don't know when he will want to get on the road. So far it looks like me, CM on the 71 guzzi, and my father on the ancient ninja.

    BTW, there is going to be a huge cafe racer display at mid-o this year so there is even more reason to bring your badass GS zook.

    And since this thread has officially been hijacked - if anybody in the north easy wants to join our merry pack you are more than welcome. Where you stay when we get there is up to you but if you want to just come along for the ride it should be a blast. I'll make a new post about this when we get a month away from the big O.
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