cagers around here are generally very understanding and patient when it comes to motorcycles. they make space when i lane split, and patiently wait when i skip the 50 car queue and push in in front, etc.
this mornng though, i got 3 ladies in expensive suv's trying to prevent me from splitting. they were minutes apart on my commute but they all seem to be pissed at their hubbies or something, and refused to make way.
then 2 dudes in bmw changed lane in seperate incidents and nearly took me out. the last guy appologised.
drivers seem to get worse when the weather gets colder. i noticed it when i was splitting to and from work on fri. i think they just don't expect motorcycles to be out during inclement weather. stay safe, and always try to leave yourself an out.
SGT Mario Kawika Deleon
05.11.80 - 04.16.07
2009 phoenix - crashed [june BOTM winner]
2007 all white - the current ride
1997 328i - protection from the elements
we've got all out summer here. i think the heat must be getting the guys all sweaty and irritated, but all those fancy suv's has climate controll so those sun-shines-from-my-ass drivers cant blame the heat
I don't filter above about 25mph...it doesn't matter the weather there will always be twats, i just wait right on their tail so we both in agreement we see one another and we both agree he's the twat that could move and doesn't...even if we agree on this visually with my angry expression
even on motorways with my lane clear, when i pass other cars i go as wide as possible in case they pull out, im gonna be worse off at 70mph even if it isn't my fault...
yea this morning i was communicating with the first lady regarding how little space i need to pass, but she persisted with her my-sunglasses-are-bigger-than-yours stare, not responding.
I generally steer well clear of the SUV's. For some reason they will always try and prevent/block you from lane splitting. Oh and when you cut to the front at traffic lights these guys (mostly the big V-8 SUV's) will always try and drag-race you.
Ahhh I hate that I've had people do that and move over till the light turned green and its like really who the f are you to controls the roads dumb f*** I just get as close as possible and when I pass I slow down right in from of them for a mile till they pass and yell and become all tuff in the saftey of their car.. Just idiots being idiots.