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  • in reply to: BREAKING NEWS #64218
    sweetpea
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    Hi Bill,

    I received your email regarding volunteering. Thank you! We’ll have the sign up on the website in a couple of weeks. I am keeping your email because we can always use help in registration. Thank you for volunteering on Thursday and Friday.

    Tina Doggett

    rally chair

    in reply to: Patches and such (new member question) #64161
    sweetpea
    Member

    I have one of these patches. One of our past presidents, Gil Wozniak gave me his RA things. Patches used to be very popular. We’ll check on the feasibility of making up some patches.

    Tina

    in reply to: Lane Splitting #64005
    sweetpea
    Member

    I’m all for safe lane splitting. The only concern I would have is with road rage. During long traffic back ups due to accidents, etc. we have taken to riding the shoulder to exit or because the bike was getting too hot. Some people get mad that we’re doing this.

    in reply to: Lane Splitting #64012
    sweetpea
    Member

    .Lane filtering sounds like a great solution for most cities. Here’s some info that was posted in the link provided:

    What did the trial find?

    Because of the complex nature of the trial and its subject matter, it was not always possible to draw precise conclusions about the benefits and risks of making motorcycle lane filtering legal. However, the trial did provide a range of useful information and observations about lane filtering and its possible effects.

    As a result of the trial and TfNSW’s other work in this area, TfNSW has identified that:

    • Despite being illegal, lane filtering is still often practised on NSW roads.
    • Lane filtering is a relatively low-risk riding activity for motorcyclists when done in lower-risk/low-speed traffic situations (30km/h and under).
    • However, when lane filtering is done at higher speeds (faster than 30km/h – ‘lane splitting’), crash risks increase for motorcycle riders and other road users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists.
    • The trial showed that lane filtering improved travel times for motorcyclists over short sections of the Sydney CBD. However, while motorcycles are increasing in popularity, they still only make up a relatively small proportion of overall traffic. For this reason, the trial did not show a reduction in congestion for all traffic
      • However, common sense says that removing some motorcycles from traffic queues may help to minimise queuing at busy intersections. As the number of motorcycles increases, it is more likely that overall congestion would be improved over time.
    in reply to: Lane Splitting #64013
    sweetpea
    Member
    in reply to: Birmingham Rally #63999
    sweetpea
    Member

    Airheads! Where are the photos and videos of the porta john transport?

     

    in reply to: RALLY REGISTRATION #63947
    sweetpea
    Member

    Thank you Jeff. It closed automatically but is now up and running for ten more days.

    in reply to: Riding Suggestions Needed For Upstate NY #63864
    sweetpea
    Member

    Interesting link. Thank you. Do any locals have any “must see” places to go?

    in reply to: Riding Suggestions Needed For Upstate NY #63873
    sweetpea
    Member

    What about heading over the Mackinac Bridge? I’ve always wanted to do that? Is it memorable enough to do it? All the years of riding, my husband hasn’t gone there. I think we’ll stay in Olean, NY on the way out to Finger Lakes. Has anyone stayed there and had dinner at the Library? Wonderful restaurant.

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