Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Springfield, OH
I see your point on the yield kanwisch, and it certainly depends on the area/road. But around here, there's normally enough time to get up to speed, and enough of an acceleration lane to find a hole in traffic. But there are exceptions.
As for stop signs, if there's a cop nearby, I'd probably sit back and follow the normal procedure, but then again, I'm always either the first/second bike in the group, or riding in the safety (cleanup, whatever you want to call it) position, so I don't normally have to worry about it. If everyone else has made it through, it's not an issue. But you always want to watch the other drivers to make sure they aren't trying to pull out, because there are drivers that will do VERY stupid and inconsiderate things just because they hate sportbike riders due to the bad rap we get as a result of all the squids around. Not to say I haven't engaged in irresponsible behavior, but I usually do so when the risk of other drivers/riders being effected is minimal.
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