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It wasn't a contest, I'm sorry if you feel that, that is what it became.
My point in those questions was that, of your brag about 21K so far this year, I would bet that less than 10% of it was actually in high congestion situations, and of that less than 1% would be in stopped traffic..
Therefore, your concerns are about a very minuscule part of your riding KM's
Now in comparison, I rode the same 31Km each way in rush hour for over 2 decades, I'm pretty sure I know what I am taking about on the particular rout..that is all.
It is not something I had to do every ride, perhaps only 5-6 times in that time frame.
I have to ask to, did you even read any of the posted documents here?
I will say again for the 3rd time, that the document seems to agree with my observations over the last 20 years.
"Moving a motorcycle from behind traffic to a position next to traffic changes the risk to the motorcycle"
"comparing the collision dynamics of a rear-end impact to a motorcycle involved in a lane-sharing accident reveals that lane-sharing represents a safer overall situation for motorcyclists"
If bikes were (legally) allowed to lane share and filter they would be safer, it doesn't matter what highway..according to their findings anyway.
You don't have to step out, it is good to get discussions like this going, and exchange of ideas is never a bad thing.
Respectful disagreement is not a bad thing either.
Edited by Randy on Sep 26, 2012 2:29 PM