Join Date: Sep 2005
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Originally Posted by Helmet Head
Huh? When would you be in front of someone who doesn't see you?
The whole point is to move left only after they've yielded.
Then you're gonna be waiting a long time...ain't nobody on any 65mph 4 lane with any appreciable traffic gonna yield to a cyclist puttering along on the shoulder with his arm out looking back with a steely eyed stare.
Hint, Einstein - slowing from 70 to 15 in traffic causes accidents...which would be caused by you and the idiot who is dumb enough to brake for you. You wanna move to the left lane on a 55mph+ 4 lane? You watch the gaps in both lanes and move when you know you can spend minimal time in each of the main traffic lanes. You sit there in one lane for too long, you're gonna be toast. Signalling is futile...if they are close enough to see you, you don't have enough of a gap unless the slow rapidly, endangering themselves and others.
As usual, your wacky theories indicate you are speaking from the la-la land in your head, not from any actual experience dealing with fast, multi-lane traffic.
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