What's the rule of thumb here?

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Cossackmannie » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:37 pm

Some cagers get irate when we filter through all the traffic to get to our destinations much quicker.

If we applied their logic, when it's freezing cold and peeing down we would get all road-ragey just because they're warm and dry in their cars, wouldn't we?

Swings and roundabouts, isn't it? ;)

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by dyz » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:00 pm

Yamahahaha wrote: 3) Foreign people driving about with full beam or fog lights on.
And how do you know that?

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Yamahahaha » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:30 am

polish guy wrote:
Yamahahaha wrote: 3) Foreign people driving about with full beam or fog lights on.
And how do you know that?
I work as a taxi driver in Aberdeen. I see many foreign people driving with there full beam on and fog lights, mainly black or asian. These are the same people that drive up one way streets.

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by kennybhoy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:04 am

Yamahahaha wrote:
polish guy wrote:
Yamahahaha wrote: 3) Foreign people driving about with full beam or fog lights on.
And how do you know that?
I work as a taxi driver in Aberdeen. I see many foreign people driving with there full beam on and fog lights, mainly black or asian. These are the same people that drive up one way streets.
Yeah, I've seen an upsurge lately of foreign guys of the coloured persuasion driving around REAAAAALY slowly as they navigate their way round the city. No indicators on most their cars which must be frustrating for them :log ...

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by dyz » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:34 pm

Yamahahaha wrote: I work as a taxi driver in Aberdeen.
No point mentioning my driving experience/mileage here then. Especially when I've had 2 near misses when somebody that fits your description decided to take the shorter route when turning right on a roundabout. But still I wouldn't pin every case to us.

As for the original post, I was almost wiped out a few times by people not indicating/using their mirrors. Only had 2 cases of blatant rudeness, when somebody was clearly trying to block me filtering.
Not that bad for 3 years daily commuting I'd think.

When in the car, I'm trying to make some room when I see a bike and get a wave/thumbs up most of the time.

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by crankcase » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:08 pm

polish guy wrote: Only had 2 cases of blatant rudeness, when somebody was clearly trying to block me filtering.
Not that bad for 3 years daily commuting I'd think.
Not bad at all.
When I used to do the daily commute I'd sometimes get that amount per week.

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Lobsterfish » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:46 pm

Yamahahaha wrote: I work as a taxi driver in Aberdeen. I see many foreign people driving with there full beam on and fog lights, mainly black or asian. These are the same people that drive up one way streets.
Drive up one way streets? Isn't that what you're meant to do but in only one direction, the right one? ;)

p.s what taxi do you drive and then I can look out for you if i'm taxi-ing with work.

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Dave » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:17 am

crankcase wrote:
polish guy wrote: Only had 2 cases of blatant rudeness, when somebody was clearly trying to block me filtering.
Not that bad for 3 years daily commuting I'd think.
Not bad at all.
When I used to do the daily commute I'd sometimes get that amount per week.

Only 2 accounts of blatant rudeness a week...that is nothing

Every time out on the bike I make great efforts to but rude a lot more than that
:log :log :log

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Zathos » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:33 am

Traffic jams are a form of queueing and the Brits hate queue jumpers.

That said most are fine with filtering, appart from the Volvo this morning who seemed determined to squash me into the adjacent car. Ended up stuck behind me while I had some trouble keeping the bike running (wouldn't sit at idle) needed lots of revving to keep it going and far to difficult to filter like that so just sat in the queue for a while till the bike sorted itself out...

P.S. how do you rolling start a big twin? I'm no lightweight but just couldn't stop the rear wheel from locking everytime I dumped the clutch :oops

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by kennybhoy » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:04 am

Zathos wrote:
P.S. how do you rolling start a big twin? I'm no lightweight but just couldn't stop the rear wheel from locking everytime I dumped the clutch :oops
which gear were you in? You could always have asked the "nice" volvo driver for a wee shunty :log :log

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by saoralba » Tue May 04, 2010 12:57 pm

20/20 rule is from IAM isn't it?

I get on fine filtering, no issues with anyone moving into my path yet, have found most people move over for me.

If they don't, they soon get fed up of my redline. :)

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by RK6 » Tue May 04, 2010 1:02 pm

Zathos wrote:P.S. how do you rolling start a big twin? I'm no lightweight but just couldn't stop the rear wheel from locking everytime I dumped the clutch :oops
My old VTR used to do the same thing.

Try shifting up a gear, worked for me. :2up

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by al » Tue May 04, 2010 1:04 pm

RK6 wrote:
Zathos wrote:P.S. how do you rolling start a big twin? I'm no lightweight but just couldn't stop the rear wheel from locking everytime I dumped the clutch :oops
My old VTR used to do the same thing.

Try shifting up a gear, worked for me. :2up
Would that be 2nd gear?? ;)

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by RK6 » Tue May 04, 2010 1:11 pm

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RK6 wrote:
Zathos wrote:P.S. how do you rolling start a big twin? I'm no lightweight but just couldn't stop the rear wheel from locking everytime I dumped the clutch :oops
My old VTR used to do the same thing.

Try shifting up a gear, worked for me. :2up
Would that be 2nd gear?? ;)
It certainly would have been seeing as my good old VTR had a fully functional gearbox. :boohoo

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Zathos » Tue May 04, 2010 3:48 pm

Do you miss the vtr?

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by al » Tue May 04, 2010 4:03 pm

Zathos wrote:Do you miss the vtr?
I miss mine! :(

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by RK6 » Tue May 04, 2010 4:51 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Zathos wrote:Do you miss the vtr?
I miss mine! :(
Likewise. :(

Might have to get another one at some point. :biggrin2

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by CBRXX » Mon May 10, 2010 9:15 am

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Zathos wrote:Do you miss the vtr?
I miss mine! :(
certainly don't miss mine thought it was an underpowered POS, good for wheelies tho I suppose :freebird

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by RK6 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:27 pm

Pretty sure mine was around 98bhp but it was still ace fun!

Dropping a tooth from the front perked it up a bit - though I might have taken it a bit far by adding 2 to the back as well! :log

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by dude900 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:43 pm

Yamahahaha wrote:Some people hate when bike swick the queue. I see very poor driving everyday, you are driving along and you see a car at a junction they pull out making you brake and no cars are behind you???
Below is happening more & more
1) Drivers not reading road signs (no left turn/right turn & no entry one way street)
2) Roundabouts - why are more & more people using the left lane when they plan on using the third exit. The next time you are down the beach booly look at the road marking at the roundabout. left lane - left or straight and right for right.
3) Foreign people driving about with full beam or fog lights on.

I could go on so rant over.
SORRY seems like im having another dig at you but its not, just your "lot" ..
1)sounds like most taxi drivers
2)same as no.1
perfect example of taxi drivers lane discipline , top o south college going onto wapping STD they take the left lane (marked denburn ..etc etc )go through the lights then cut back into traffic thinking they are right ???? and no i anit perfect i am a white van man (says it all ) , if you are really that concerned about bad driving report it to the police or the company if its a company marked vehicle . and if you think it comes down to your word against theres fit a cam in yer motor they cost next to nothing now adays , and you could also film all those tinted windows etc etc that you think are illegal

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by malphesius » Mon May 17, 2010 10:50 am

I certainly don't mind bikes filtering if I happen to be in the cage, and certainly try and accomodate when I can, but to the cum-guzzling thundercunt in the Black Mans Wanger 07 reg, undertaking me on the Muchalls bend last Thursday before you cut off at the Spurryhillock entrance to Stoney -



Be ashamed! :roll

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Deans23 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:20 pm

i have only filtered once and it was behind another biker. i get pretty nervious about it as a learner. being on the varadero i always think im going to clip someone. i think its just a confidence thing. how long before everyone was happy doing it?

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Coddy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:23 pm

malphesius wrote:but to the cum-guzzling thundercunt in the Black Mans Wanger 07 reg,
What a beautiful description of someone. Was said cum-guzzler male or female?

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Re: What's the rule of thumb here?

Post by Gazza » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:31 pm

Coddy wrote:
malphesius wrote:but to the cum-guzzling thundercunt in the Black Mans Wanger 07 reg,
What a beautiful description of someone. Was said cum-guzzler male or female?
Sounds like malph had a pretty good view of her to me. :log

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