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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Have you ever...?

Ever been driving along in your car, and you end up behind another biker...?

...and found yourself automatically drifting over to the right so you are riding in a staggered file...

...and then barely realized it just before you ran the right wheels of your car off the side of the road...?



...I have...


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 10:26 PM
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Haven't done that but I have moved over to the right side of my lane to give bikers behind me a better view of whats ahead and to not cause wind disturbances to them on my left and right.

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I've not found myself drifting over to take position, but I have found myself on numerous occasions allllllmost sticking my left arm out to wave.
I think motorcycle riders are safer cage drivers. I still find myself looking for everything as if I was on two wheels.
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Ever been driving along in your car, and you end up behind another biker...?

...and found yourself automatically drifting over to the right so you are riding in a staggered file...

...and then barely realized it just before you ran the right wheels of your car off the side of the road...?



...I have...

Nope, never done that. Sorry about your luck though. Any major damage or where you just on the shoulder?
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Never done the drifting but do wave. Hell I still wave to Jeeps and haven't had my 70' Cj5 for 8 yrs now. lol

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nope, never done that-about the closest i have come was ridng a bike and sidecar for several months and then forgetting to put a foot down at a junction when I got back on a solo...caught it just in time!
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never done that, i just wanta toss out the wave but my seat sits low in my car so may arm wouldnt be point down at the ground, it would be like a 45degree upward angle lol

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 12:24 PM
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I think you might be on your own with this one lol.

My driving has changed though since I started riding. I'm constantly in my mirrors (side mirrors mostly), stop a generous distance behind the vehicle in front of me, constantly looking around for trouble and always keep back a safe distance from a bike in front of me.

I also find myself wanting to give a wave when passing a bike when I'm in the car.
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Nope, never done that. Sorry about your luck though. Any major damage or where you just on the shoulder?
Oh, I never ran off the road. Just noticed when I got over near the shoulder.

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Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
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LED Tail Light
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