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Re: UNCONSCIONABLE ACT OF BRAKING!!!!!!
On Jun 19, 9:26am, Douglas Mancini - Order Manager - OFC Netherlands wrote:
> Subject: RE: UNCONSCIONABLE ACT OF BRAKING!!!!!!
> You are a compleeeeeeeeeeeete jerk for doing that!
> So Finally I get to vent on One of these guys that has a problem
> with me white-lining. [..]
> Or are you just Jealous that I can plod along while you sit there?
Jealousy is certainly part of it :-)
But seriously, "white-lining" seems like a really bad idea
for both parties concerned. I've seen motorcyclists
nearly killed by some inattentive motorist suddenly
deciding to pull out, and I've also witnessed a motorcyclist
take out the mirror of a stationary car. (And proceed
without stopping, I might add).
However, it *is* legal in CA to do it at speeds below 25 mph.
As far as braking is concerned, I find it hard to believe
that a modern motorcycle would ever have trouble stopping
faster than *any* car. The converse is far more scary:
I once came 60 mph over a rise on the freeway to find the
traffic stopped dead -- with motorcycle at the tail end!
It just so happened that there was a gap I was able to dive
into. *My* knees were weak for quite a while after that --
the rider's life must have flashed before his eyes.
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