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Apr 4th 2018, 10:01 AM   #16
 Cougar's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
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Originally Posted by MarvTravis
It's called 'communication'. He moved up behind you on your left, communicating to you that he wanted to pass. You moved to the right, communicating to him that it was okay for him to pass. It would have been good for you to have given him a little 'go-ahead' wave that you were ready for him to pass, and it would have been good for him to have given you a 'thank-you' wave after he passed. We need more of this silent 'communication'.

Keep in mind that it's acceptable for motorcycles to be two-abreast in the same lane.

Here's a 'Delboy's Garage' video on the 'Language of Road Positioning' that's applicable.
While it is acceptable to ride two abreast, it decreases your options in case of an emergency. I've a seen a couple of guys on harleys with ape hangers ride side by side a few times but I would never do so myself.
Apr 4th 2018, 10:09 AM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by Cougar
While it is acceptable to ride two abreast, it decreases your options in case of an emergency. I've a seen a couple of guys on harleys with ape hangers ride side by side a few times but I would never do so myself.
I got stuck in a group ride of nearly 100 bikes going around the Canal. It was partially sponsored by an MC and we were told we needed to ride two abreast. That was the most nerve-racking ride I have ever been on. I spent so much time worrying about the bikes around me I couldn't relax. When I got done with it I promised myself that I'd never to that again.
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Apr 4th 2018, 11:32 AM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
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Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
I got stuck in a group ride of nearly 100 bikes going around the Canal. It was partially sponsored by an MC and we were told we needed to ride two abreast. That was the most nerve-racking ride I have ever been on. I spent so much time worrying about the bikes around me I couldn't relax. When I got done with it I promised myself that I'd never to that again.
This is off topic but please forgive me.

I finally clicked on your website and man you take some beautiful photos. I am a mechanical engineer and I don't have any artistry in my entire being but I really admire artists. I take snapshots and if a nice picture comes out it is totally lucky.
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Apr 4th 2018, 11:37 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by Cougar
This is off topic but please forgive me.

I finally clicked on your website and man you take some beautiful photos. I am a mechanical engineer and I don't have any artistry in my entire being but I really admire artists. I take snapshots and if a nice picture comes out it is totally lucky.
Thank you.

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Apr 4th 2018, 01:49 PM   #20
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77 (AMA Nat'l landspeed record holder), CB750K, CB750F
Fairly often I have the dumb luck of leaving our office on BI just as a ferry is starting to unload. Thus I find myself in the midst of maybe 10-20 riders coming off the boat every once in a while. So far everyone in that group has seemed pretty conscientious in maintaining stagger going down the highway. As bikes peel off riders adjust their position. They also space themselves out pretty well.
Apr 4th 2018, 03:50 PM   #21
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
I keep imagining it played out something like this...


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Apr 4th 2018, 04:40 PM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by uhoh
Yeah that could upset me too. But he's riding a scooter = he's possibly new to riding and
doesn't know any etiquitte, let alone how to ride, proper lines, risks, group riding rules, etc.
Or exactly the opposite.
Apr 4th 2018, 07:19 PM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
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Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
Or exactly the opposite.
Yup..luv my Burgman/Scooterz, if you kids think yer HP trumps my Old Man Scooter Powers...think again!















Edited by Suzuki Stevo on Apr 4th 2018 at 07:41 PM
Apr 4th 2018, 08:19 PM   #24
 
  Jan 2016
  Gig Harbor

  BMW F650GS / BMW R12R
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Originally Posted by coastrider

When I ride I consider the entire lane to be mine and I would not appreciate some unknown other rider sharing the lane just because there appeared to be space any more than I would appreciate a car thinking they could pass me using part of my lane.

On the times I have ridden with someone else during our pre-ride talk about where we are going and planned stops I have let the other rider know that I consider the entire lane my own in order to avoid any confusion about lane placement.
+1 on that
Apr 5th 2018, 05:41 AM   #25
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Stevo is the offending passer?
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Apr 5th 2018, 07:11 AM   #26
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  Jan 2016
  renton aka the dirty south

  Suprduke990 / Tiger800 / 625sumo / TE300 / 12wr450 / 03wr450 / wr250 / CB350 / XR100 / CRF50 / TTR50
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Originally Posted by Kooma
I've been laughing at this post all morning
I do what I can... It just seemed funny nobody had pointed that out yet.





"guys I was riding along, and this agressive scooter came up and passed me!"

"cool story"
Apr 5th 2018, 07:45 AM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Maybe he just wanted to be your Scooter brother...


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Apr 5th 2018, 08:48 AM   #28
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

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Originally Posted by k jenson
Thought I'd share a story about the guy that passed me yesterday on the way to town. I had seen the guy waiting to turn in my direction of travel and noticed he was an older guy w/ some grey in his beard and riding one of those Bergman scooter type bikes (from the front they look like a sport bike). So he pulls out behind me after I passed and a mile or so down the road he starts coming up fairly close behind me on the left tire track near the center line. So I do the off-set positioning moving to the right tire track. Well, instead of passing like a normal person by moving out into the oncoming lane to go around he just flippin' passes on my left- in my lane.. no wave, nothing. A couple corners later, this guy is gone. Must been doing 80 and had passed two cars up ahead besides. I mean how would he think I would have held my line and not decided to move around at the last second? Never rode w/ him. It's totally OK if my bro does that. We know each others style. This in my book is something you just don't do to a stranger, period.
Agreed. I don't want someone directly behind me, or slightly to either side behind me. That's called a blind spot folks. Moving to the other side of the lane isn't a signal that's it okay to pass, it's just keeping a wingnut that's likely to do something stupid in sight.
Apr 8th 2018, 08:47 AM   #29
 
  Mar 2018
  Gig Harbor

  2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Iíve only been riding again for about a month. Itís been years. But I quickly learned (again) not expect good riding habits or etiquette from other riders. Most guys I come across seem like solid riders, but others that have clearly been doing this a while (judging by the state of their gear) still seem oblivious to the riders around them and nervous as they ride around.

Iím still getting back in the saddle and getting my muscle memory back, so Iím by no means perfect. riding is always a learning experience.
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Apr 8th 2018, 09:18 AM   #30
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
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Originally Posted by Didley
Iíve only been riding again for about a month. Itís been years. But I quickly learned (again) not expect good riding habits or etiquette from other riders. Most guys I come across seem like solid riders, but others that have clearly been doing this a while (judging by the state of their gear) still seem oblivious to the riders around them and nervous as they ride around.

Iím still getting back in the saddle and getting my muscle memory back, so Iím by no means perfect. riding is always a learning experience.
Etiquette on bikes is definitely a learned trait, I find many people don't realize why it is important until you explain it to them why they shouldn't just ride up next to you or hang in your blindspot within striking range. Suddenly they start to get it and stop trusting that people will see them or accommodate them.

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