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So I was doing some lane splitting...

and I'm guessing people really get worked up over that, because I got honked at by at least two dozen people. A few tried to cut me off too. What's up with that? Sitting in traffic, and they just boil over because I'm moving and they're not? Can't they get WLIT on the radio? Aren't they on the phone anyways? Does this always happen, or was I unlucky that day?

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Man I heard multiple horns at the same time, I thought there was gonna be some mob action!

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wait you have a working motorcycle, or was it a customers bike

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I dont understand that, Ive been doing it for years and never have an issue.


Were you dressed like rainbow bright or something?

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Now that Paul is whittling down a bit this might be true.

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Now that Paul is whittling down a bit this might be true.
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You were going to slow. Pick up the pace and people don't have time to honk.
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I dont understand that, Ive been doing it for years and never have an issue.


Were you dressed like rainbow bright or something?
Down Lake st. before Bartlett road and I was going pretty slow between the cars, but man people were freaking! I'll have to try it again and see what happens next time.

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wait you have a working motorcycle, or was it a customers bike
he was probably on a bicycle

be careful out there cp
they are out to get you, they got this guy
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...ress-lane.html
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You were going to slow. Pick up the pace and people don't have time to honk.
I get nervous in between the cars, like someone is gonna open up a car door or something.

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Never get the honks but I get the people that see me coming and try to inch over into the middle of the lane to cut me off. I've curbed lane splitting dramatically since I have the feeling one of these days some asshole is gonna open their door as I'm driving by.


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he was probably on a bicycle

be careful out there cp
they are out to get you, they got this guy
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...ress-lane.html
They got this guy too:

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/homepage_sho...r-hit-and-run-

Funny, I am WAY more aggressive on my bicycle next to cars. That's weird.

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They got this guy too:

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Funny, I am WAY more aggressive on my bicycle next to cars. That's weird.
did you notice the guy I posted was not only on the expressway but in the express lanes?
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did you notice the guy I posted was not only on the expressway but in the express lanes?
I hate all those exits though too, that's where I'd be.

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and I'm guessing people really get worked up over that, because I got honked at by at least two dozen people. A few tried to cut me off too. What's up with that? Sitting in traffic, and they just boil over because I'm moving and they're not? Can't they get WLIT on the radio? Aren't they on the phone anyways? Does this always happen, or was I unlucky that day?

Still not legal out here...but I figure if when/if it is, you'll still get the same.

Northern Illinois seems to have some of the most rude drivers of any state I've driven through.

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Northern Illinois seems to have some of the most rude drivers of any state I've driven through.
This is the fucking truth both in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Down south people are courteous and will move over if they see you coming up behind them. Out here, people will try to prevent you from passing them.

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Still not legal out here...but I figure if when/if it is, you'll still get the same.

Northern Illinois seems to have some of the most rude drivers of any state I've driven through.
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Dave I find it rather entertaining that in almost every thread CP post in you always have to throw a plug in for him. Are you fucking ken or something and not telling anyone? I mean its almost as bad as TDS with ODDY

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he was probably on a bicycle

be careful out there cp
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I went by southbound while they were trying to clean that up.

I'd love to know how he GOT to the express lanes on the Ryan. And where would he go when he got to the 18th street bridge? There's no shoulder there.

I mean, RIP man, but really, what were you thinking?

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I've had it happen to me. People just want you to be miserable with them and can't stand to see someone else get ahead of them.
Maybe that's it. Seems so stupid.

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Dave I find it rather entertaining that in almost every thread CP post in you always have to throw a plug in for him. Are you fucking ken or something and not telling anyone? I mean its almost as bad as TDS with ODDY
If that is the case, why is my post count higher? There still are some people that appreciate dealers being around. Dave is probably one of them. Don't you have a countershaft nut to wrestle off?

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I went by southbound while they were trying to clean that up.

I'd love to know how he GOT to the express lanes on the Ryan. And where would he go when he got to the 18th street bridge? There's no shoulder there.

I mean, RIP man, but really, what were you thinking?
Seriously, he had to be wasted or crazy. Only explanation.

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I like to call this the "Cutting in line at the candy store" syndrome. You broke the rules and got ahead of them and here they are fighting to do everything they can to get ahead within the confines of the rules and you just skated thru and took it from them.
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