Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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agree on riding within clear space..
eg being filtering to the front at lights
so as to then take off into clear road space..
ie, 'motorcycle space'..
similar for higher speeds with potentially
wider space.. if a pack of them are taking up
a highway space they will all be on or above
the speed limit,, so i can sit back and watch them..
if/when they break up taking off ramps etc,
i will take best free space as it opens up..
i/we are limited with lower power, compared to
my last 750's which simply took what they wanted..
but the principle remains,, just a narrower range of
options.. if it means slowing, dropping back etc
to keep good clear space, then que sera..
in traffic situations such as thru shopping areas etc,
its the same principle within smaller spaces,
which then include escape routes/options
cars dont have,, any space a motorcycle can
fit into/thru is a mini-clear space..
in suburban type situations i will sit back from them
unless observing imo poor driving skills/erratic driving
thus dropping further back, waiting for a clear overtake,
them taking them out of my safe space..
we can overtake anything within a short distance
from normal low suburban speeds..
the overtake is also valid [as opposed to moving back]
in situations where another car is coming up behind,
so other than pulling over smartly to let him past
you want to take the suspect one ahead so as to not
be trapped between a poor driver and an unknown
up behind you... with less space or options...
best imo to leave 5 or 10 mins early, giving yourself
extra space - time space - less hurry, wider options..
when alone or distanced from cars, its pleasant to
simply enjoy the ride..
or for longer stints in the saddle
to pull over for a stretch...