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how do you ride in fog?

I'm a huge fan of fog, loving this morning, but how do you ride in this stuff? I just realized I've never ridden in fog!!!

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Pretty much the same way you drive a car in fog. Just realize that some of the fog will condense on the road surface and some areas may be more slippery than others.

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I would think it would condense on your visor.

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Pretty much the same way you drive a car in fog. Just realize that some of the fog will condense on the road surface and some areas may be more slippery than others.
yes, roads were a little slick this morning. Be careful out there

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I would think it would condense on your visor.
You'll never notice it unless you're in HEAVY fog, and then it's like riding in a drizzle.

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I spent all of HS in a "fog" Seriously, I treat it like drizzle, and increase the distance between myself and other vehicles.

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Fog is precipitation. Treat is as such.

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To elaborate "slowly".

As others have already stated above, it's basically like riding in a rain: you have impaired visibility, damp road surface, plus may be your visor is fogging up a little bit more, both from the inside and outside. However, there is something special about fog: if it's heavy and forms a lot of moisture on ground, the road surface may get tricky. It may look fine, but be much more slick than when it's raining. The reason is that rain, especially a heavy downpour, washes away oil, diesel, coolant and whatever else cars drip on the road. Fog and light drizzle will not, they'll only bring this shit to the surface and form a slippery sludge.

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Weaving in and out of traffic on 294 SB and 88 WB, to get to work on time, and realize my boss is on vacation!

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Annnnd now that I'm trapped in crash traffic apparently cars aren't so good in fog either ....

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Annnnd now that I'm trapped in crash traffic apparently cars aren't so good in fog either ....
Should have taken the bike and lane split.
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Annnnd now that I'm trapped in crash traffic apparently cars aren't so good in fog either ....
Yeah, they are all too busy textin' and web surfin'

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Yeah, they are all too busy textin' and web surfin'
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This fog is awesome! I had the windows open on the Scion since the fog kept condensing on the side windows and mirrors, and at stops I could literally watch the fog roll in through the windows. That was pretty cool!

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@ eloa and N aurora? I was just up there when help arrived on scene.
yea me too

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It looked like someone ran a red light and hit three cars in the process.

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I ride like I am lane splitting. That way I dont run into the back of a car going ridiculously slow. Seems like most cages drive on the outside of the lane in heavy fog.

Two lane road, I ride within 6in of the centerline, usually at or above the speed limit.
Multi lane freeway, I ride between lanes, usually above the speed limit by 5-10.
Country road, I ride the shoulder, usually well below the speed limit.

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