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post #2521 of 4799
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

A car trying to occupy the space you are in is more than a nuisance.
But why is this happening to you? I can say without a doubt that in the thousands of miles I have ridden this year that not one car has moved into my lane in such a way that it was of any concern to me. Where are you doing your riding? In a city or on congested freeways?

Mostly city. Admittedly it has been happening less as I have been doing the majority of my riding to and from work. As an example, a few months ago, I was in a left turn lane and someone in a straight only lane immediately to my right (I was in line with the driver's window) suddenly decided she wanted to turn so she just came over.
post #2522 of 4799
When I'm riding in traffic I try not to go with the flow. I'll ride at a pace where I'm almost always passing people, a moving target is harder to hit.teacha.gif
post #2523 of 4799
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

When I'm riding in traffic I try not to go with the flow. I'll ride at a pace where I'm almost always passing people, a moving target is harder to hit.teacha.gif

+1. In traffic I accelerate past cars, slowing into a safe zone. I never linger close beside, in front of, or behind a car. Going faster than traffic puts the action in front of me and beside me, and the beside part is only for an instant.
post #2524 of 4799
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

When I'm riding in traffic I try not to go with the flow. I'll ride at a pace where I'm almost always passing people, a moving target is harder to hit.teacha.gif

+1

When I'm riding in traffic, all bets are off. I'll do anything I see fit (short of riding in the sidewalk) to avoid cager idiocy.
Edited by KnowYourRights - 9/19/12 at 9:56am
post #2525 of 4799
Some (most?) of this may be already known to the experienced riders on here but I've found that the tips on this site make for really interesting reading..

http://www.msgroup.org/articles.aspx
Edited by TRINI - 9/19/12 at 8:30pm
post #2526 of 4799
Don't underestimate the power of fuckwads not paying attention and almost rear-ending you at intersections when the light is red. Had 2 near misses this year alone with this, one with a huge fucking cube van. That was not fun.. Always watch your mirrors until the guy behind you comes to a complete stop..
post #2527 of 4799
Same thing happens to me all the time, both in my car and on the bike.
post #2528 of 4799
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Don't underestimate the power of fuckwads not paying attention and almost rear-ending you at intersections when the light is red. Had 2 near misses this year alone with this, one with a huge fucking cube van. That was not fun.. Always watch your mirrors until the guy behind you comes to a complete stop..

 

No kidding, my man. Watch the mirrors and flash the brakes for any newcomers. I always like to rev up some more growl in traffic. Give a good 120db of "wattup y'all" at stop lights. Just sayin'...

 

 

D&D FTW.


Edited by BostonHedonist - 9/20/12 at 12:29pm
post #2529 of 4799
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Don't underestimate the power of fuckwads not paying attention and almost rear-ending you at intersections when the light is red. Had 2 near misses this year alone with this, one with a huge fucking cube van. That was not fun.. Always watch your mirrors until the guy behind you comes to a complete stop..

Also gotta be aware that you can brake harder than a car and that car drivers don't know that so they follow too close.
post #2530 of 4799
They were both barbour, one is the Steve Mcqueen Terrence, other is, of course, the international. I currently wear a jacket with armour, so the fact that those don't have it definitely makes me hesitant to get them.

that msgroup site is pretty interesting. Definitely a lot of useful reading.
Edited by matstyleku - 9/20/12 at 8:42am
post #2531 of 4799
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post


No kidding, my man. Watch the mirrors and flash the breaks for any newcomers. I always like to rev up some more growl in traffic. Give a good 120db of "wattup y'all at stop lights." Just sayin'...


D&D FTW.

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post #2532 of 4799
Hi guys! Dropping in to ask a Q which was already discussed but I still am not able to reach a decision.

Looking for a recommendation on which Vanson leather to buy.

I’m not a biker (per se). I ride a Gilera Nexus scooter. Don’t know whether you are familiar with that particular two wheeler. It’s a sporty scooter, fast and agile enough to need some proper gear. I ride mostly in the city (700 thousand population); short daily commute to work; year-round (have a legs cover for it). On weekends I do max 150 km trips outside the city.

I’m mostly in a suit during the week. On weekends I ride in jeans and have a (Bally) leather jacket (obviously not proper gear) and a Belstaff Roadmaster (which is great over the suit but not suitable enough for winter and faster rides outside the city).

So, after reading up I decided on Vanson. I need something with armored (removable), black, slim, slick, least patches possible, very warm (removable liner?) that I can use during the week (suit jacket taken off) and outside-of the-city rides, which still doesn’t look out of place if worn in a bar or similar (if needed).

Since there are no dealers here I would be ordering on-line so size is also an issue. I’m a 42L in suits. My Belstaf is an XL (purposely a little bit bigger to fit over a suit). Which size am I looking at in Vanson? I’m mostly worried about length.

Btw great bikes here and a great discussion. Looking forward to participating. Thanks in advance for all recommendations.

Torrente
post #2533 of 4799
I don't have a Vanson but I've tried them on and they are great jackets. If you haven't already, call Vanson, they would be the best ones to advise you on fit. Also you say your more worried about length; motorcycle jackets are cut short in the waist and long in the arms to accommodate the arms out forward leaning position one has when on a bike.
post #2534 of 4799
Thanks for the reply. Good call on phoning them. Ill do that once I decide on the model.

Worried about lenght since Im quite tall and the usual shortness of moto jackets (which I have tried on several and ridden more then a few times, including on sport bikes) tends to be bizzarely short. Anyway, if anyone else has some first-hand on info I would apreciate it
post #2535 of 4799
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Originally Posted by Torrente View Post

Hi guys! Dropping in to ask a Q which was already discussed but I still am not able to reach a decision.
Looking for a recommendation on which Vanson leather to buy.
I’m not a biker (per se). I ride a Gilera Nexus scooter. Don’t know whether you are familiar with that particular two wheeler. It’s a sporty scooter, fast and agile enough to need some proper gear. I ride mostly in the city (700 thousand population); short daily commute to work; year-round (have a legs cover for it). On weekends I do max 150 km trips outside the city.
I’m mostly in a suit during the week. On weekends I ride in jeans and have a (Bally) leather jacket (obviously not proper gear) and a Belstaff Roadmaster (which is great over the suit but not suitable enough for winter and faster rides outside the city).
So, after reading up I decided on Vanson. I need something with armored (removable), black, slim, slick, least patches possible, very warm (removable liner?) that I can use during the week (suit jacket taken off) and outside-of the-city rides, which still doesn’t look out of place if worn in a bar or similar (if needed).
Since there are no dealers here I would be ordering on-line so size is also an issue. I’m a 42L in suits. My Belstaf is an XL (purposely a little bit bigger to fit over a suit). Which size am I looking at in Vanson? I’m mostly worried about length.
Btw great bikes here and a great discussion. Looking forward to participating. Thanks in advance for all recommendations.
Torrente

Have you considered Schott? Their online/phone help is top-notch. They'll get you into the right fit even if it takes shipping a few jackets back and forth.
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