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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 10:14 PM
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let the SOBs take the gap, I will just back off..... I do it all the time.

I will NOT allow any SOB out there to compromise my Safety Zone.

I was taught by the Smith Driver Training System to always Take The Path of Least Resistance.

that means, change lanes if someone eats up my Safety Zone!
if that is not possible, slow down, and get my Safety Zone back.....

I drive for 5 people, the azzhole in front, the one to the right, the one to the left, and the one behind me..... and me of course.... I control my Safety Zone to the extinct that I possibly can.

had that happen just this morning coming in to the hospital.

there is an area of bridge construction that has been there for over a year, with a year to go yet.

the traffic jams up to a near stop, the jerks jump left/right/left/right trying to get a 1.5 second lead on the other guy.

I was holding my Saftey Zone in the car, about 4 seconds worth... and the guy behind me just could NOT sit still for that.... he had to drop 15 gears lower and show me how it is done......

when we got thru the construction area, about 1.5 miles of it, he was exactly 1.5 seconds in front of me, and I still had my 4 second Safety Zone.

that Safety Zone leaves me room to react to sudden changes.... Lock up the Brakes?
Change Lanes???
hit the ditch???




I'm NOT arguing the safety margin, I was a OTR driver for a while. I have seen the incredible stupid things that cagers do. It was the company's policy to maintain a 7 second gap. If you try to maintain a 7 second gap going through Chicago by slowing down every time someone jumps into your gap, you will be going backwards. Try traveling the Dan Ryan express, If you leave a 3/4 car length gap , some idiot WILL take it away from you.


"A 7 second gap on the interstate is easy Carl. You just have to be going faster than anyone around you! "


Unfortunately, that is the truth, & that is the easiest way to get around.

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post #32 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 09:08 AM
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I might second the Interstate idea.... it's a used bike, and something might decide to "go" on the way back. Much easier to get towed from the slab....

Maybe do 60/40 instead, just for peace of mind?

On the other, life is an adventure, and what might you miss sticking to the freeway??? it's a tough call....

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"A 7 second gap on the interstate is easy Carl. You just have to be going faster than anyone around you! "


Unfortunately, that is the truth, & that is the easiest way to get around.
It was said in jest but truthfully you are correct. Which then means you have to have your "Spidey sense" in overdrive in order to stay alive.

I only have one question for you Carl: Refractor, reflector, or catadioptric?

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I might second the Interstate idea.... it's a used bike, and something might decide to "go" on the way back. Much easier to get towed from the slab....

Maybe do 60/40 instead, just for peace of mind?

On the other, life is an adventure, and what might you miss sticking to the freeway??? it's a tough call....

FWIW...
I know this guy well, and trust him that much. He's the second owner, and put most of that 45k on the bike. But yeah, it's a tough call...ish.

Thanks for all of the input! Keep it coming!

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I might second the Interstate idea.... it's a used bike, and something might decide to "go" on the way back.

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They are all used once you put the first mile on it.
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It was said in jest but truthfully you are correct. Which then means you have to have your "Spidey sense" in overdrive in order to stay alive.

I only have one question for you Carl: Refractor, reflector, or catadioptric?


See for yourself http://hawkeye-observatory.com/

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Impressive observatory. I bet you have a lot of fun with that. The mirror cell looks to be massive! Very nice reflector. Your attention to detail shows!

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Been in that traffic jam in Oologah ! LOL What a hassle thought I would not get out of the one of two gas stations there!
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That will be a nice adventure no matter what roads you take. Enjoy the almost new bike.


I drove my cage to Florida over Christmas years ago and it was bumper to bumper 80mph all the way there. Pretty dangerous and i hated it but wanted to get there in one day. If i left more than a couple of car lengths in front of me someone behind me would beep their horn and flash their lights. I moved over ONCE and it sucked big time. Next time someone flashed their lights i flashed my brake lights and they quit. I could see the traffic for miles ahead and anyone behind me wasn't really going to get there much faster. Maybe 1.5seconds. LOL

That was the best mpg my Chrysler ever got because of the drafting.

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That will be a nice adventure no matter what roads you take. Enjoy the almost new bike.


I agree. no mater what is said here, Enjoy the ride!
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