What is Power Weave? Sounds dangerous .... Please explain
What is Power Weave? Sounds dangerous .... Please explain
The power weave is the art of driving at least 20 mph faster than the cars around you by weaving in and out of lanes, constantly seeking daylight and avoiding slow-moving obstructions. The power weave requires a car with a hair trigger on the accelerator and the ability to swing laterally in the blink of an eye.
All right then, here is one I didn’t paste from the internet.
A power weave is the special toupee you wear on the days you have an important board meeting.
I thought it was some carbon composite technology to transfer power better... thank god I was wrong and it is actually people driving dangerously on the roads.
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It all depends on how it's done.Originally Posted by vrkelley
If the "power weave" is done tongue-in-cheek (which it often is), it can hurt if you hit a bump (if you have teeth).
I do a power weave based on DLLP (Dynamic Lateral Lane Positioning).
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no paste neededOriginally Posted by WorldWind
of course at the end of that description, is this honest phrase:Originally Posted by WorldWind
Power weavers -- even the masters -- are idiots for risking so much for so little, if you think about it, but then who among us is perfect?
Some people refer to DLLP as "Powerweave". Usually it indicates they don't get what I mean by DLLP. See the What is DLLP thread for what I do mean by it.
Usually we say 'power' and 'dynamic' to describe something awesome stuff. Didn't realize it required dental work afterwardsOriginally Posted by JRA
Actually, I thought it was some sort of lycra stretch stuff. When I did the first search only a stove pipe link showed up.
I do this, that is, I dynamically position myself based on changing road conditions and traffic circumstances. But I don't maintain a basic centerish lane position, as described here, unless I'm in a narrow lane, or for other exceptions:Originally Posted by Helmet Head
When riding in a wide rightmost lane, I tend to share the lane with faster moving traffic by keeping in the rightmost 1/3 of the lane.Originally Posted by Helmet Head
It's nothing, really. Other than something somebody made up to criticize a cycling technique that does not affirm their own.Originally Posted by vrkelley
I do this too, but very few of the roads around here are not sub-standardly narrow.Originally Posted by LittleBigMan
I keep at least the right 1/2 of the right lane, but like I said, most of these are narrow lanes.Originally Posted by LittleBigMan
Last edited by CommuterRun; 09-20-06 at 04:27 PM.
Basketry is the weaving of unspun vegetable fibers, usually to form a container. Baskets have been made from any wood, vine, leaf, or fiber that could be formed into a desirable shape.
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Originally Posted by R-Wells
I'm a powerweaving TERROR.
I thought "powerweave" was the skill and art of motorpacing traffic, riding multiple lanes of roadway, dodging and weaving with dense, fast-paced urban traffic. traffic signal sprints and the like; controlling a lane, moving to another, weaving back and again to get ahead of all other traffic in your path.
isn't THAT the "powerweave?" i think it's a more advanced technique than the "powerSWERVE"- which actually IS a hazardous way to ride a bike- of helemts' dynamic lane positioning BLT's or whatever he's calling it nowadays....
pass the cars, pass the cars, pass the cars
Last edited by Bekologist; 09-21-06 at 06:11 AM.
I thought power weave was when you weave back in forth in your lane while on your bike to piss off the ******* driver behind you.
Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
Yes. Let's not confuse one completely arbitrary definition with another. Everyone knows that HH's completely arbitrary definition is more valuable because it uses bigger words.Originally Posted by Helmet Head
"Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."
Yep I remember that. It was a 90's low tech term to "get drivers attention" You were supposed to ride like you were drunk to increase vis.Originally Posted by Falkon
Another 'cute' theory that died (along with a few cyclists). After many, many bike-car accidents the power weave theory faded
Last edited by vrkelley; 09-21-06 at 09:47 AM.
I think this is a power weave:
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Driving down whatever highway it is between Las Vegas and LA 12 months ago, a new silver Mercedes Benz power-weaved through what was quite a dense double line of traffic. Fine, scared the daylights out of me. Two seconds later, it was followed by a new silver BMW. Power-weaving. Race-weaving. An hour later the traffic slowed to a crawl, then a stop. A major accident 5km down the road (this on a road with both lanes going in the same direction...). Helicopters, ambulances, police cars, the lot. Plus about 500 bystanders. Nasty.
It's a sort of irregular motion made by PowerTools.Originally Posted by vrkelley
Power Weaving motorists are a threat to all of us.
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Most likely the drivers were carporters tranporting cars from one dealer to another, hence the two new vehicles of the same make. These drivers are often young and reckless, having fun with high powered cars they could never afford. I've seen it several times.Originally Posted by Rowan
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I have NO IDEA what helmet head bases his PW on, but here's a traffic weave as far as i can tell:
"powerweave" : the skill and art of motorpacing traffic, riding multiple lanes of roadway, dodging and weaving with dense, fast-paced urban traffic. Running traffic signal sprints off the stops; controlling a lane, moving to another, weaving back and again to get ahead of all other traffic in your path.
i DO remember the 'ride like a drunk' theory being advanced a while back...is helemt heds DLLP- BLT powerweave the "drunken biker"? that was a crock! I have enough of a good time riding drunk at night already!
hey, ya got to pass the cars, pass the cars, pass the cars.