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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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got passed on the left....in the left lane....

title pretty much sums it up...i was cruising along in the left lane...when some dude in a harley comes up behind me...he is hanging back...and i look at him in my left side mirror...as soon as he saw me look he intched closer and kinda forced me over...passed me on the left side and waved as he went by....i couldnt get over cause of traffic next to me...but damn if i would have had to do something or make a correction or him for that matter, we would have both went down...not cool
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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i tought harley riders are patient...
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Old May 6th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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Never heard of anything like that happening around here ... sheesh!
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Old May 6th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #5
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #6
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At least he waved?

I find that Harley rider's have a completely different mentality when it comes to riding. He may or may not have had any malicious intent. Still sucks tho...i'm definitely glad nobody was hurt.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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why are you in the left lane? you should be in one of the others if someone wants to go faster than you when in the left lane.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #8
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It's been done to me multiple times, not just by "Harley guys." I wouldn't get your feelings hurt over it.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #9
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When I did my birthday ride I saw bikes coming up on me and I pulled to the right and waved them by. We were on a two lane road and we shared a lane. Isn't that normal? They waved.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 05:11 AM   #10
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why are you in the left lane? you should be in one of the others if someone wants to go faster than you when in the left lane.
You're on a 250. Don't ride in the left lane (unless you are passing). If you can't move over it is probably because you aren't passing just cruising along with the guy in the right lane. Kelly would have passed you and slapped you on the back.

I would have passed you too. The other rider waited until he saw you noticed him in your mirror. Two bikes with fit in the same lane. What he did might have been wrong if you weren't able to handle it (inexperience). You should remember this everytime you are hanging in the left lane (which is for passing). There will always be someone faster than you.

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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #11
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Hell, I had a guy in a freakin' pickup do that to me. Rush hour traffic on I95 and he was on my tailgating me in the left lane. As I looked right to see how I could get out of his way the guy passed in my lane on the left. I pretty much had to split lanes to avoid him and the cars to my right. Could not believe it.

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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:21 AM   #12
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I was on a road that had one lane going each direction. I was cruising along going a little above the posted limit. I then noticed an SUV behind me, but didn't move over since I was coming up on some railroad tracks. After the tracks I checked the mirrors again, expecting to see the guy behind me and needing to move over to let him pass. I quickly found out why I didn't see him, he was passing me on the right, down the shoulder.

I was ticked off at the guy. It wasn't like I was doing 5 or 10 under the limit, quite the opposite. Passing on the right is just so dangerous, especially when they are passing a bike in windy conditions. I kept cruising at my speed, I caught up with him at the next light, and just stared him down. Some people are so impatient. He just needed to wait another 5 seconds, or at least pass me on the left. Oh yeah, he couldn't because it was a no passing zone!
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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #13
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ooo. I love staring people down at lights, parking lots, intersections, etc through my "rawr, im a scary biker" helmet. muwahahahaha, anonymity is awesome =D
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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:35 AM   #14
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I was on a one lane (each way) back road over the weekend. Lots of potholes and frost heaves from the winter and no good place to pull over at that point. I am doing 45 in a 40 and see a jeep wrangler with a bunch of kids in my rear view. I speed up to 50/55 to give me some gap and they speed up. A minute or so later they pass me going up a hill in a no passing zone. Then a few seconds later I hear a quick siren wail and get passed by an unmarked state police dodge charger, about a mile later he pulls them over. One of the few times I have smiled when having the police in my rear view with the lights going!
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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:45 AM   #15
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HAHAHAHA that is awesome!

Had a good experience a while back. I was in my car taking my wife to the airport. This one truck was taking a slow left turn on to the service road of the highway. I sailed wide in the turn, took the lane next to him, and got around him. He apparently didn't like that because once he saw me passing him, he got on the gas. Sorry guy, your truck won't out accelerate my Mustang GT.

Once I got on the highway, I moved over to my desired lane and cruised at around 5mph over the limit. Next thing I know the truck FLIES by me doing a good 20 over, at least. I ignored him and let him drive. Later on (about 5 miles down the road) I see police lights flashing up in the distance, then notice the cop pulling into a parking lot just past one of the exits. GUESS WHO GOT PULLED OVER??? Yup, the same truck.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #16
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Old May 7th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #17
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Asshats all. My best experience was last year when a bunch of Gixxers came up behind me at a very high rate of speed in a 30mph zone. They were going so fast they didn't notice the Police cruiser sitting off the road in the tall grass like I had. The second they caught up to me I took the first side street I could to get away from them. After about a half mile I U-turned and came back out to the main road and there they all were getting their speeding tickets. I waved.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #18
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i agree with only being in the left lane for passing on the highway...but in the city on surface streets im allowed to hang there...specially if im going to be turning soon and im travelling faster than general traffic...there is nothing wrong with riding in the left lane if im going faster than the flow of traffic which i was...i feel it is safer to do that than to weave from left to right around every car i pass
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Old May 7th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #19
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as far as people getting passed goes...ive noticed that people will often speed up when they see you passing them...its like a superiority complex...me and a friend were cruisng in his geo metro, we are in the left lane passing an enzo going the speed limit (even though my friend has a geo he has a lead foot)...as soon as we are along side the enzo, dude looks over and hauls ass ahead of us...we got over again...behind him...he starts slowing back down to the speed limit...and we get over to pass him again...and he does the same thing....guess he got all butt hurt over his pretty little overpriced itialian engineering mobile being passed by a geo
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Old May 7th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #20
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as far as people getting passed goes...ive noticed that people will often speed up when they see you passing them...its like a superiority complex...me and a friend were cruisng in his geo metro, we are in the left lane passing an enzo going the speed limit (even though my friend has a geo he has a lead foot)...as soon as we are along side the enzo, dude looks over and hauls ass ahead of us...we got over again...behind him...he starts slowing back down to the speed limit...and we get over to pass him again...and he does the same thing....guess he got all butt hurt over his pretty little overpriced itialian engineering mobile being passed by a geo
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:35 PM   #21
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i agree with only being in the left lane for passing on the highway...but in the city on surface streets im allowed to hang there...specially if im going to be turning soon and im travelling faster than general traffic...there is nothing wrong with riding in the left lane if im going faster than the flow of traffic which i was...i feel it is safer to do that than to weave from left to right around every car i pass
Wow, from your original description we were all under the impression that this had happened on the highway, not in the city. That maneuver definitely gets more points on the aggression scale for being done on a city street. Unexpected and surprising. Not to excuse him, but at least he waited for eye contact, instead of just blowing past.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #22
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ah yea...haha i guess i didnt mention it was in the city
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Old May 7th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #23
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as far as people getting passed goes...ive noticed that people will often speed up when they see you passing them...its like a superiority complex...me and a friend were cruisng in his geo metro, we are in the left lane passing an enzo going the speed limit (even though my friend has a geo he has a lead foot)...as soon as we are along side the enzo, dude looks over and hauls ass ahead of us...we got over again...behind him...he starts slowing back down to the speed limit...and we get over to pass him again...and he does the same thing....guess he got all butt hurt over his pretty little overpriced itialian engineering mobile being passed by a geo
Sounds like it wasn't his car.

Boy would I like to have one of those "pretty little overpriced itialian engineering mobiles". I show those geo's who was the boss. Enzo rules ( for all who know him).
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Old May 7th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #24
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I once was in California on a rented Shadow 600, and was in a long merge lane coming onto Hwy 101 somewhere north of Santa Monica. I was doing slightly more than the posted limit (say 60 in a 55) as the merge lane slowly drew close to the rightmost highway lane.

I saw a bike coming up behind me very fast, say 90 or 95 mph. I was going to dodge to the right so he could pass on the left, but before I could even react he whipped over and passed me on the right-side.

The guy a bearded 1%-er type was on a heavily chopped Harley. It kind of surprised me as I would have expected something like that from a kid on a sportbike.
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Several times on Pelissippi Parkway (PellaDega as we affectionately call it) I've been split by bikers going over 100mph. It's a common thing there. One ride home I was in the left lane and a buddy was in the right lane. I was passing him. Lo and behold a sportbike splits us doing at least 140. We were both speeding so I know he was absolutely booking it. 2 others cruised through before I double checked my rearviews and moved over. Nothing like the sound of an inline 4 tached out at 140+.

If they want to kill themselves, go ahead. I prefer not to partake.
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I was going 10-15 above psl on the left lane of I-85 and had a red Camaro real close behind me. It was making me nervous. This highway is about 5 lanes wide, but everything else had trucks and minivans so I was kinda stuck with jerkface behind me.

Don't know how... but I noticed three lanes to the right a silver Dodge Charger and made eye contact with the driver, whose window was down. I didn't see the laptop they usu. have in the passenger side, but slowed down to about 7 over juuuust in case. The Camaro driver got mad at me, recklessly switched 2 lanes over to the right and easily did 25 over (90mph) and seconds later...

Blue lights and the siren!! The Charger was an unmarked State Trooper!!

I don't know if one can get in trouble for this, but I honked the horn and waved at the driver...
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There have been times where I've been tempted to stop and tell an officer that I'd be willing to testify against the driving behavior of a driver they have pulled over... I wonder how an officer would react to that?
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hmm im not sure...i dont like approaching cops i never know how they will react...since they are always on gaurd
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Check your state laws, if your allowed to ride side by side, then be prepared to be passed side by side regardless of the lane your in.

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Don't assume the original poster was on the freeway. I ride 6 lane roads in the middle of town (3 each way) and often am in the left lane because it has a raised median down the left so I only have to worry about intersections and traffic coming from the right.
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