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Old 08-10-18, 02:05 PM
Paul Barnard
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
Who said "beside a car", other than you just now? Not I, for sure.

What exactly are you thinking that "filtering" entails? As far as I'm concerned you can filter (roll up to the stop line) and position yourself as well as, or exactly the same as, anywhere else in line. Additionally you can be beyond the first car, even better.

Again, no one said "six foot gap" except you, just now. It only takes 6 feet for the bike, for you, but the gaps are almost always much larger than that. It is a complete non-issue, since you will see at least a car-length and more often 2 lengths or more.

I'm repeating myself, but you really need to stop imagining and observe the actual situations, because we're working against a serious dichotomy here.
You have asked me to stop imagining, but given an opportunity to tell me how you position yourself relative to the lead car you passed. Given the opportunity to explain what you meant by "I only need six feet" you passed. That's the behavior of someone who has no desire to have a productive discussion. Take care.
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