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Old 10-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #16
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I was avoiding the paint and dots like a plague! Felt the rear tire slipping on a left turn, ease of the throttle and made the turn.
Same here, tried to get off the bike more than usual while "artificially" straightening the bike to maximize contact patch. One completely controllable slide coming from a left-turn offramp.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #17
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:46 AM   #18
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Everyday. Geared up with rain jacket and pants and the whole deal and ended up with sunshine comin across the bridge... at least it helped keep the road spray off. But yeah swapping off the summer tires for some Z8s has moved up the z-index...
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #19
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:00 AM   #20
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Rode from Pleasanton to SF this morning right when it started pouring, and lane split for probably half of the trip. Didn't see any other riders the whole time either! I don't take 580 very often, but it seems like drivers on that freeway are much less conscious of lane splitters than the drivers on 101.

I stayed almost completely dry except for my left boot for some reason - I felt a stream of water rush down towards my toe when I came to a stop
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #21
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Luckily I have off, and everything should be dry by the time I ride down to Pleasanton.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #22
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any one have any sketchy moments lane splitting over the bott dots? Loss of traction? Or is it pretty safe to accidentally run over them?
Had to accelerate partially over a row of bott dots to avoid someone merging into me...pretty slippery.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #23
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The amount of time it takes me to put on my rain gear is longer than it takes me to get to work, so I drove.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:05 AM   #24
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not me, i slept till noon. was up a bit around 7:am but went back to bed.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:05 AM   #25
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I was watching the news dreading the ride from SJ to SF today .. finally summoned enough courage to roll out of bed when the boss txt'ed me that I could work @ home today.

Tough luck for you guys that had to ride though. Glad you all made it safely.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #26
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I was watching the news dreading the ride from SJ to SF today .. finally summoned enough courage to roll out of bed when the boss txt'ed me that I could work @ home today.

Tough luck for you guys that had to ride though. Glad you all made it safely.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #27
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Yup! But I was questioning my sanity as I could see nowt. I left at 06:30 and rode 84 from La Honda to Menlo Park. My FogCity performed poorly so I had to crack my visor, which allows the water in reducing visibiltiy further . I could barely see. Still, it was a fun Not for the faint of heart though. It'll be more enjoyable this evening when there's daylight
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #28
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Yup! But I was questioning my sanity as I could see nowt. I left at 06:30 and rode 84 from La Honda to Menlo Park. My FogCity performed poorly so I had to crack my visor, which allows the water in reducing visibiltiy further . I could barely see. Still, it was a fun Not for the faint of heart though. It'll be more enjoyable this evening when there's daylight
Same thing happened to me - had to crack my visor while lane splitting, and got water droplets all over my glasses as a result. Pretty annoying!
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #29
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Pretty straightforward stuff today--lightly raining, some wind, heavier traffic than usual. I eased up on speed in general and was pretty cautious around corners and shiny things. Had one gal try to move over into me as I was splitting--she saw me and I was getting out of her way at the same time. Not a near miss, but I felt I should take action, and it wasn't needed in the end. Other than that, a very boring ride.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #30
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First real rain in the new Klim gear.

Fantastic. Not a single drop got through.

Hands down the best gear I've owned in 20+ years riding.
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