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Discussion in 'Learner League' started by SimonB15, Nov 10, 2015.

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    Probably because nowadays, most people settle their distress situation with calls from their mobile phones.
     
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    Tonight on the drive home (in the car) I was at the front at a set of traffic lights. I was in the right hand lane, which was a lane that allowed both turning right and going straight. I was going straight.

    A bike filtered between myself and the car on my left, so was essentially level with my front left quarter panel. When the light went green the bike turned right, across my path. Had I not realised what he was doing I could easily have taken him out.

    So, rude or perfectly acceptable?

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    Miscalculation on his part, and a bit of a jerk thing to do. Better would of been to be a car back from the line to merge in and across that way.
     
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    OR GUN IT AND GO :).

    Oh yeah I forgot another rider etiquette: never get in the way of people going for a championship. It's an unwritten rule.
     
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    Fixed for accuracy :)
     
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    Nah. I'm more on the Marquez side this year - fast, inconsistent, sitting in third.
     
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    We complain about cars parking in the motorcycle parking spaces, so don't do what the L plater did at the Canberra Centre yesterday, which was to park in the handicap spot - unless you're handicapped.
     
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    Without getting too prophetic... a license to ride (or fly or drive for that matter) is a license to learn. As an inexperienced rider the learning curve is pretty steep to start with, you can learn from the experience of others but are far better making your own decisions based on the circumstances at hand. If in doubt, yield, ensure you're in the best defensive position and use the force as much as possible to figure out what everyone else is doing! Make sure that safety bubble is as big as possible - or drive a tank.
     
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    Agree with pretty much all of the above.
    One thing to add; when you are caught through the twisties, don't try to go faster & don't gun it on the straight, let those who caught up get past.
    Unless you didn't see the bikes behind you, then let them pass when you're able (<== Yes, I'm guilty as charged)
     
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    Sort of like this?
     
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    When someone catches you (you should notice them) stick your right leg out so they know you have seen them and they can pass you without you doing something erratic in front of them (if you own a cruiser and wobble around the countryside in groups just ignore that, all the other ones do).

    When someone in a car moves over to let you pass, give them a quick wave, peace sign, whatever, that way they won't think you just another ass and will move over for the next bike they see. Good will I think it is called.
     
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    To signal to a faster rider behind me that they can pass, I tend to move over to the left wheel track and give a couple of left indication "blips" wherever possible. They generally get the idea and nip past me with no problem :)
     
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    Also, with letting people past, seriously not worth panicing over someone catching you either and wobbling off into the scenery (had that happen once out the Cotter). Way easier is you move a bit left, don't accelerate quite as hard out of a corner, job done. Sniffing out of the throttle for a few seconds saves you precious little time on a full pace Cotter Raceway laptime and is way more predictable than people wobbling all over the shop mid corner.

    ... applies at trackdays too, imho; hell, on slower bikes in lower groups I try to sniff out of the throttle along a straight to get people out from behind me rather than trying to make room in a corner to let them in.
     
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    Yes, the fast guys pass on the outside
     
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    Entirely legal if you do it on the right. How else could anyone overtake a cyclist? Cyclists can overtake on the left, subject to conditions that vary between jurisdictions. Also, entirely legal to pass on the left if its a separate lane.

    Of course, legal doesn't always mean its a good idea.
     
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    Me old mate Mick and I were riding towards the range near Mansfield a few years back, happily admiring the scenery and along comes this super fast sports bike passing us on the left of our lane! Mick and I were loaded up for a few days travel and if you know me, Well :D Me old mate Mick and I then show the show off, how to show off! We stopped at this cafe at the end of the ranges and were feasting on something, when this young bloke on his super fast sports bike pulls in and the rider comes and joins us! When we arrived at the cafe, there were probably 30 odd bikes there! This young bloke sat and told Mick and I all these stories about going to super school at Philip island and how good he was, until he asked us which bikes we owned.... He didn't finish his coffee for some reason :D The moral to the story is, don't fuck with those you don't know! And I bet a grand that the little fucker learnt a lesson that day!!!

    Dare I say this "LURCH" Common courtesy goes a long way is the traditions of bikers in my day!
     
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    Sticking your foot out is also known for warning other riders behind you of upcoming potholes.
     
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