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robertsfun wrote:
Dave is getting felt, uh oh! I hope no one tells at home.

I feel kind of sorry for the US Vespa fans. Such wide roads and slow cars, and they can't even ride a scooter like a scooter.

Let's split some lanes now guys!

They did make it a law in my city that scooters are no longer allowed to ride the wrong way down one-ways.

Danged laws!
Oh, you poor thing!

But you're right. That's why they're called scooters.. well, actually, I've started referring to mine as a sling-shot- sneaking up to the stop light then when the light turns green I'm GONE
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I can't imagine not filtering through traffic - it's just something we take for granted here in the UK.

Yes, it does sometimes put you at higher risk, but then so does riding a 2 wheeled vehicle and it's one I'm happy to take.
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mreloc wrote:
I've started referring to mine as a sling-shot- sneaking up to the stop light then when the light turns green I'm GONE
It's great when you get the timing just right.

Those who've been filtering or lane-splitting for a long time tend to observe the ebb and flow of gaps rather than the actual vehicles in between.
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mreloc wrote:
robertsfun wrote:
Dave is getting felt, uh oh! I hope no one tells at home.

I feel kind of sorry for the US Vespa fans. Such wide roads and slow cars, and they can't even ride a scooter like a scooter.

Let's split some lanes now guys!

They did make it a law in my city that scooters are no longer allowed to ride the wrong way down one-ways.

Danged laws!
Oh, you poor thing!

But you're right. That's why they're called scooters.. well, actually, I've started referring to mine as a sling-shot- sneaking up to the stop light then when the light turns green I'm GONE
Haha, yes! The slingshot move is one of my faves. Creep along between lanes or on the right side of a wider type lane, then hit it when the light changes. I'm usually already across the intersection before the car at the front of the row even moves.

Slingshot, I like the term.
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Wow the tension level in this thread is a bit intimidating. It sounds like one of those you say something and it might as well set off a chain reaction. But I will try my best. No split laning or lane surfing in KS. Not a good idea. People get very irate.
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jimc wrote:
mreloc wrote:
I've started referring to mine as a sling-shot- sneaking up to the stop light then when the light turns green I'm GONE
It's great when you get the timing just right.

Those who've been filtering or lane-splitting for a long time tend to observe the ebb and flow of gaps rather than the actual vehicles in between.
Whenever doing this at static lights always make certain the intersection is clear before you fling yourself into it. And just as importantly make certain the green is for you and not a turn arrow of some sort. We can be splitting, anticipate the light changing, "see" green and go. Especially if some cars have started to move and we are anticipating getting out ahead of them. Before you know it you're in the middle of an intersection all alone with cars turning left in front of you!

Don't ask me how I know and understand this, ok? Nerd emoticon
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Couple of the commenters said that splitting and filtering were different. I thought they were the same. Info please?
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I'd say splitting is the general term, filtering is what splitters do when the traffic is moving somewhat. Filtering is while still moving forward with the flow, you just slip in a free space. When the traffic slows down again, you go back to splitting the lanes.

The key is keeping up momentum, not racing, just keep moving and pressing forward. Traffic stops, hit the middle of the road and keep moving till the traffic flows again, then just slip in between bumpers.

I hope this helps.
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10k; nicely done!
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robertsfun wrote:
I'd say splitting is the general term, filtering is what splitters do when the traffic is moving somewhat. Filtering is while still moving forward with the flow, you just slip in a free space. When the traffic slows down again, you go back to splitting the lanes.

The key is keeping up momentum, not racing, just keep moving and pressing forward. Traffic stops, hit the middle of the road and keep moving till the traffic flows again, then just slip in between bumpers.

I hope this helps.
Yes, thanks.
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