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I was doing some errands today in my Jeep when I saw four sport bikes coming up behind me. 99% of the time when this happens, I'm usually passed on a double yellow line or on a curve, the riders usually trying to "knee drag" or some such antic. Of course there's always some stunt involved with engines screaming at 10,000 RPM. Last week I was passed by some "dude" at probably 100 mph while his untucked t-shirt was flapping in the wind.
Today these guys all stayed back, didn't tailgate etc etc. Once we all got onto a 4 lane, they all passed by, obeying the speed limit and riding very respectably and responsibly. Obviously just four friends out for a nice ride. I thought to myself "here I am, a sport bike rider and I find myself biased toward my beloved past time". It's no wonder the general public looks down on us most of the time. Not one of the bikes was a Kawi and I'm sure they're not on the forum, but just want to say "thank you" for all of us who try to promote a positive image.
 

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We can either reinforce a negative stereotype or promote a positive image.
We can have fun and be harmlessly rebellious without being obnoxious.
 

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I like to pass with authority ... but I also use my signals and try to refrain from passing on double yellows unless I am waived by.

Remember if you pass on double yellow you are not protected by the law. So whatever the passed vehicle does... like turn left in front of you.. you will be cited. Don't ask me how I know this :/
 

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I like to pass with authority ... but I also use my signals and try to refrain from passing on double yellows unless I am waived by.

Remember if you pass on double yellow you are not protected by the law. So whatever the passed vehicle does... like turn left in front of you.. you will be cited. Don't ask me how I know this :/
Not in Missouri :)
 
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