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Thread: SMIDSY Avoidance thingy in Auckland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    Talking of speed, this guys escapade was discussed on KB a few weeks ago but the search function is shit and I cannot find it. Anyway, he should get a discount on account of his name.

    https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/centra...y-stupid-speed
    Yes, you'd have thought he'd qualify for a Deity exemption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxythingy View Post
    most of them can be avoided by not riding like a douche.
    Sage advice. Tough to embed in our culture though.

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    Like you I welcome anything that will assist. It's always something I've reminded motorcyclists of, but I'm guessing the increased numbers of cyclists have played a part in bringing a strategy forward.

    The problems:
    - As mentioned, people don't know how to deal with hatched areas (yes it seems obvious, but some are pretty thick)
    - The increased hatching does present an increased surface hazard when quiet and wet
    - I've seen cars kiss in these circumstances, so I'd judge it's people being stupid (see above) moreso than not seeing the vehicle. I mean, if you don't look or take due care, then you're not going to see. You have to clear each lane carefully.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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