View Poll Results: At what point/speed do you filter ? Mainly "A" road & Motorway Users

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  • At any speed up to legal speed limit.

    72 15.52%
  • If traffic is traveling at 0 - 30 mph

    277 59.70%
  • If traffic is traveling at 30 - 50 mph

    41 8.84%
  • Never filter - unless traffic at standstill

    74 15.95%
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  1. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed View Post
    Mainly for the "A" road and Motorway riders.

    Also interesting to see how much faster than the traffic you filter at ?
    I was on M4 couple of weeks ago and filtering at about 10mph faster than the traffic and had to pull in to let a guy "fly" past - he was filtering very slow moving traffic (20mph) at about 50mph
    Where on the M4 - was it between Bristol & Swansea?

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    No limits, few rules.

    If your holding your breath you're probably going too fast.

    Shep
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    Depends on the road and the conditions doesn't it?

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    I use to ride regularly into London and was horrified at the speed some of them would filter past traffic on the M4 & M25. They could absolutely never stop in time. I watched a driver one morning deliberately aim their car at a speed filtering motorcyclist.

    Sometimes motorcyclists would even wave their fists at me because I was travelling within the police guidelines. Step outside those guidelines and you are looking at careless driving and quite a few points!!

    A motorcyclist recently was done for careless in Hampshire and all he did was filter up to the lights on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnet View Post
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    Bugger that, Just go over the top of the feckers.lol

    On a more serious note, would probably only filter if it had actually come to a stop. I'd also be covering the brakes in case Mr Myopia Hat Owner decides he doesnt like the colour of the road surface in his lane....

    Im also wary of filtering with panniers on due to leaving pannier marks on cars not once but twice. Naturally I stopped and exchanged details.....

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    Just remember when a car pulls left to block your progress, he makes the gap on his right much larger, so go for the larger gap. Did this last Friday to two drivers who pulled left to block me - to say their faces were a picture would be an understatement, never mind, I left them to the 5 mile standing traffic jam on the M4 Jt 38-36

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenptalbot View Post
    Where on the M4 - was it between Bristol & Swansea?
    wasnt me either

    not me on M25

    or the M3......

    or the M26

    (not me, obviously, in that order, my sat nav is "not" not malfunctiong to that extent)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilkleyal View Post
    This is how one commuter does it, Say what you want, he can ride.

    I recon he is pretty sharp to be doing this, I don't condone it but he is alive because he has very good reactions.
    You may want to make sure you are seated before watching. The last 3 mins are where its at.

    Al.

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    Thankfully nobody walked out in front of him and nobody opened their door... he's a fucking idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilkleyal View Post
    This is how one commuter does it, Say what you want, he can ride.

    I recon he is pretty sharp to be doing this, I don't condone it but he is alive because he has very good reactions.
    You may want to make sure you are seated before watching. The last 3 mins are where its at.

    Al.

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    Who said 'there are old riders, and there are bold riders, but there are no old bold riders??

    I do filter, but prefer the odds to be (much more) in my favour !

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    Old, fat and still filtering at a speed that will make you Dayglo Dereks blush.

    Whoever said there are no old, bold riders was a knut

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    The Daily Filter

    Commuting across the Smoke every day is more filtering than not.

    When you are on the regular wage slave run most of the cagers at that time of day just want to get there without incident too, so general case is they make way rather than try and take the p***.

    Biggest hazards are:

    a) Lane switching cyclists who think no-one else filters but them.
    b) Scooterists - as above
    c) Lobotomised pedestrians who think nothing is coming from the right when they cross stationary traffic to the centre of the road.
    d) Tourists doing U turns when sat-nav tells them there is a "quicker" way
    Sorry gentlemen, no further comment . . . . .

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    Bugger

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley View Post
    Old, fat and still filtering at a speed that will make you Dayglo Dereks blush.

    Whoever said there are no old, bold riders was a knut
    Well I did say it, but I didn't say it originally- does that mean I'm a Knut or not??

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    Quote Originally Posted by zappa View Post
    Well I did say it, but I didn't say it originally- does that mean I'm a Knut or not??
    Ask your mates.

    If they say yer not a Knut then they're probably not mates, if they say you are they may be mates or they may hate you

    If you don't have any mates yer definitely a Knut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley View Post
    Ask your mates.

    If they say yer not a Knut then they're probably not mates, if they say you are they may be mates or they may hate you

    If you don't have any mates yer definitely a Knut
    so thats a yes then

    always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else.

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    Bah!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley View Post
    Ask your mates.

    If they say yer not a Knut then they're probably not mates, if they say you are they may be mates or they may hate you

    If you don't have any mates yer definitely a Knut
    Wasn't mutley a dog (or was that bitch??)

    :-)

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    There is a big difference between "filtering", i.e. overtaking stationary or very slow moving traffic and "lane splitting/white lining", i.e. passing between two lanes of (relatively fast) moving traffic on a motorway or dual carriageway.

    Filtering is legal. Lane splitting, at speed, in the UK is not.

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