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    commuting to work

    Hi everyone,

    I drive to work from Surrey to YVR and this traffic is killing me.
    Is there an advantage traffic wise to ride instead?

    I don't feel like there is, unless you ride like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fENmg897WCM

    But I can't picture myself doing this on Nordel Way in the morning.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

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    Yep, you'd be a victim of road rage pretty quick round these parts, they don't take kindly to motorsikles jumpin the line.
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    you just gotta be quick and not hesitate
    as soon as you give someone the time to react and move into your way then your pooched
    i find riding the sm in traffic is the most fun ive ever had on a bike
    not so much on the fjr though

    fuck em if they cant see your just enjoying the ride

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    you never win against traffic. It will always be there. There are times when you can scoot ahead, but, if you are on the road, you are in it. Riding a bike makes it a little more enjoyable. Just take the long way home.
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    bikes are a little bit more maneuverable through traffic than are cars, and they can use HOV lanes (for the better part) ...

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    to Kawasaki_9R:

    The guy from the video did win against the traffic.

    to K-rod:

    If you don't filter, maneuverability gives you no advantage.
    And there is no HOV lane between North Surrey and YVR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrat View Post
    to Kawasaki_9R:

    The guy from the video did win against the traffic.

    to K-rod:

    If you don't filter, maneuverability gives you no advantage.
    And there is no HOV lane between North Surrey and YVR.
    Apples to oranges.

    Illegal to do so here. legal in london

    Idiots drivers here. Drivers there who don't mind motorcyclists as much and have MUCH tougher drivers license laws/better drivers

    Your call.

    Personally I don't do it. Someone cuts you off because he's angry you're getting ahead, or just isn't aware of you - enjoy dealing with ICBC

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    Does someone practise filtering here?
    Any feedback?

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    You can't filter or ride on the shoulder, but you can always be in the lane of traffic that is moving faster. changing lanes is a matter of moving back and forth one foot, and you don't even need a gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrat View Post
    to Kawasaki_9R:

    The guy from the video did win against the traffic.

    to K-rod:

    If you don't filter, maneuverability gives you no advantage.
    And there is no HOV lane between North Surrey and YVR.
    wow, i guess your an expert after 4 replies. well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrat View Post
    Does someone practise filtering here?
    Any feedback?
    yeah, go ahead. Its the only way you will ever get anywhere on time. People here always watch out for motorcycles, especially ones filtering. I dont do it anymore because there is too many cars who dont give a shit about you and will always win in a metal on metal battle. Take you chances.
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    to Kawasaki_9R

    I am not an expert, just trying to find a reason for riding and figure out if there will be an advantage.
    Looks like not much, only HOV lane usage.

    BTW I always look out for bikes and let them as much space as I can.

    OK than, problem solved, skytrain it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrat View Post
    to Kawasaki_9R

    I am not an expert, just trying to find a reason for riding and figure out if there will be an advantage.
    Looks like not much, only HOV lane usage.

    BTW I always look out for bikes and let them as much space as I can.

    OK than, problem solved, skytrain it is
    the only advantage to commuting on a bike is the smile on your face in the morning after getting to enjoy a ride before having to work. All seriousness, I'm just about 1 year into riding and my ride into work in the morning is more dangerous than in the car, not any faster due to traffic, but definitely more fun.

    The reason to switch would be if you love bikes. If you're looking for an advantage, that's all I can think of.
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    Definitely more fun but the easier solution would be to move closer to YVR.
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    Going to YVR, got a big back yard? Get one of these....

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