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Old 03 April 2007, 23:33   #11
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Funny, I spend 8 hours a day on motorways and I see the exact opposite.
So have you never seen bikers weaving between cars on motorways undertaking.

What motorways do you drive on.

I'd like to see a poll on this.
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when bikes do this at relatively slow speed, its called filtering - perfectly legal. When done at higher speed, its prompted by car drivers ignoring the section of the highway code that states that vehicles should use the left hand lane unless overtaking. I personally wouldnt undertake (only bcause I'm still a novice and dont want to break the new bike) but seeing how stupid and blissfully unaware many of the lane hoggers on the M27 are each day, i'm not surprised many bikers do....
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As a "biker" and other vehicle user, I concur that some of the antics of *some* motorcyclists on the motorways is, quite frankly, suicidal. The problem is these boys (and not a small number of ladies) are the former XR3/Gti/BMW 3 series (Insert Chav/boy racer motor of choice) pilots who have discovered how much performance you get for your money with motorcycles. Now I enjoy “making progress” and the freedom of motorcycle travel, but, as usual we are all being stigmatised because of the antics of these folks…and I believe that’s also partly blame for the car/van/truck drivers who occasional pull across to make life difficult whilst I’m filtering.
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As a "biker" and other vehicle user, I concur that some of the antics of *some* motorcyclists on the motorways is, quite frankly, suicidal. The problem is these boys (and not a small number of ladies) are the former XR3/Gti/BMW 3 series (Insert Chav/boy racer motor of choice) pilots who have discovered how much performance you get for your money with motorcycles. Now I enjoy “making progress” and the freedom of motorcycle travel, but, as usual we are all being stigmatised because of the antics of these folks…and I believe that’s also partly blame for the car/van/truck drivers who occasional pull across to make life difficult whilst I’m filtering.

Well said that man.

I rarely ride on the motorway if I can avoid it, but every time I do without fail I get some idiot try to kill me.

IMO the best way to stop yourself being screwed over whilst filtering is to have VERY noisy exhausts...
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IMO the best way to stop yourself being screwed over whilst filtering is to have VERY noisy exhausts...


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Right... I'll walk away from this one now then...

The post was NOT meant to provoke, it was an opinion based on personal experience. For the record I'm not a power ranger and my noisy bike is older than I am...
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forgot that thread...lots of bike willy waving but v v funny - I'm with jono on that one...back in the car, the only think that would stop me twatting a filtering bike is its headlights on so I can see in my mirror and a quick check over the shoulder...a modded exhaust isnt gonna compete with the Bose stereo, my two year old shouting and my wife nagging in a million years and IMVHO makes you look like a prick unless your surname ends Fogarty.
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