Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Originally posted by apexismaximus
Another suggestion is not to stop in the middle of your lane. If you stop closer to the edge of the lane it allows drivers room to miss you if they would have rear ended you, lets you see traffic behind better (you look back in the lane instead of at your elbows), and lines you up to shoot up between lanes if cars are stopped ahead of you and you neeed to move to avoid being rear ended.
Or just move to California and lane split to the head of the light and remove any opportunity to be rear ended!! Works for me. In fact when I leave California I'll probably still pull in between cars/lanes to avoid being rear ended and if it pisses people off I'll explain how many times I've been rear ended in my car and how it AIN'T happening on the bike.
Stopping in the middle of the lane is a bad idea anyway because that's where all the oil is.
I do miss splitting traffic, but I still don't miss California.
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