Lane Splitting PA Style (2nd try)

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  • #2
    Now ain't that a bunch of horse @#$%
    Richard
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    • #3
      yep look like two horse ass lol

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      • #4
        must be somewhere around Lancaster county
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Basil Faulty View Post
          must be somewhere around Lancaster county
          That would be incorrect. It's a couple hours away in Belleville Pa.
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          • #6
            I personally think it would have been safer and a lot more motorcycle friendly if he would have slowed down some instead of ripping between both of them. If I was the person in the buggy I would have been ****ed and the horses may have been a bit spooked too.
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            • bpd221
              bpd221 commented
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              You must not be from around here. Those horses are so desensitized to road noise you could run between them with an open exhaust 454 and they wouldn't flinch.

          • #7
            Originally posted by 530ktm View Post
            I personally think it would have been safer and a lot more motorcycle friendly if he would have slowed down some instead of ripping between both of them. If I was the person in the buggy I would have been ****ed and the horses may have been a bit spooked too.
            I would have worried about spooking the horses as well.
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            • #8
              Don't think i would have done that spooking a horse not good. I would have slowed a bit and passed the one in my lane. :deadhorse:
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              • #9
                That isn't Lane Splitting in any sense of it's true meaning.

                Lane splitting is traveling between slow moving traffic headed in the SAME direction.


                It's clear I am a speed junky. That said

                What you did there to me was "Got Lucky" that.
                1. You didn't spook either horse to enter your travel path. "You'd be dead now if you hit a 1,000 pond horse at 50 mph".
                2. Spook either horse that could of resulted in either carriage being over turned and injuring, or worse it's occupants.
                3. Caused both carriages to collide as a result of either horse being spooked. not knowing how experienced it's driver was at handling a horse who was just spooked.

                If it were me approaching these two carriages. I'd of backed off until they passed each other,and then given the carriage in my lane a wide berth by crossing over into the furthest left hand side of the opposite lane so as not to spook the horse at all,as I rode slowly past.

                Granted these Amish horses are used to vehicles going past them, but why risk spooking a horse when it's completely unnecessary?.

                Off my soap box now.


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                • #10
                  The video does not show whether the horses were spooked or not. It is entirely possible that the horses were spooked at the MC passing recklessly at that speed.

                  There is a time & place to ride fast, and that was not one of them...
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                  • #11
                    You wouldn't spook those horses if you ran between them with an open exhaust chevy 454. They are very desensitized to road noise.

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                    • #12
                      I own a place in Mill Creek, just over Stone mountain from Allensville and Belleville. I will be there Thanksgiving night for a couple of weeks to Deer hunt. It will be my 59th deer season there in a row. Be safe and enjoy the ride. Larry

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                      • #13
                        The operator was going between 50 and 60 mph surely allowing enough time to react while riding between the two horses and on a double yellow line. Poor judgement was used and of course passing into uncoming traffic over the double yellow is always permissible. I bet this biker thinks he/she is a great rider.
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                        • #14
                          It may seem that those who tend to support lane splitting are jumping on the OP on this one. The big problem is that, as Wocky said, that wasn't lane splitting. That was passing against oncoming traffic on a two lane country road. I can now see why so many people are opposed to lane splitting in CA. They simply don't know what it is. Had those horses been spooked it could have been like the doors on both cars opening on you as you pass, or worse considering the potential injury to the carriage drivers.

                          I'm glad all was well, but don't confuse that with legal lane splitting; they are very different animals.
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                          • #15
                            Damn Clair, I told you we'd upset the natives by throwing those empty beer bottles at the buggies.
                            Richard
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                            • #16
                              Thanks for sharing Clair! Don't worry about the Safety Police, most folks don't realize those Amish horses are NOT easily spooked.

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                              • #17
                                its all fun and games till somebody run thru horse poop. eeeh. gets all over that pretty slow bike

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                                • #18
                                  Maybe the horse are not easily spooked but what about the occupants of the buggies? They control the horse and the occupants can be spooked.

                                  Also, the rider couldn't see if there were pedestrians crossing in front of the buggies. People often cross in front of slow moving vehicles....

                                  Just dumb...
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                                  • #19
                                    I would guess they saw him coming, they have mirrors on those buggies. The other one should have been looking right at him. Crossing the road, Clair had good visability on both sides of the road.

                                    Another thought, video with GoPro's look faster due to the fish eye lens.

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                                    • #20
                                      I have a Go Pro and my videos always look slower....

                                      That passing at that speed would have been dumb even if it was two cars....
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