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  1. ForistellFord

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    Well it's dumb. And dangerous. Ar they speed limited while doing this stupid exercise?
     
  2. 5.0 Chero

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    Lane splitting in a safe and prudent manner is not illegal in the state of California.
    The term lane splitting, sometimes known as lane sharing, filtering or white-lining, refers to the process of a motorcyclist riding between lanes of stopped or slower moving traffic or moving between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light.
    Motorcyclists who are competent enough riders to lane split, should follow these general guidelines if choosing to lane split:
    1) Travel at a speed that is no more than 10 MPH faster than other traffic – danger increases at higher speed differentials.
    - A speed differential of 10 miles per hour or less allows an alert, competent rider enough time to identify and react to most dangerous situations that can occur.
    - The greater the speed differential, the less time a rider has to identify and react to a hazard.

    buts that just a guideline not a law
     
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    Well they ain't doing 10MPH as they race past stopped cars on the freeway. Fools.
     
  5. Basstrix

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    I'm with you, FF....these guys go blasting by me....sure ain't no 10 MPH differential.
     
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    They don't get killed every day. The Lord watches over drunks and fools.
    They do end up on the pavement a lot however. Every once in a while someone will see one coming and open their door just to watch the panic stop.
     
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  8. 5.0 Chero

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    Yes I will buy you dinner if you drive down here..........its only about a 2.5 hour drive with fair traffic
     
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  9. handy_andy_cv64

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    Are you kidding me?!? Since when does any stretch in Cali have 'fair traffic?' I've driven those 75 MPH parking lots in San Dog and up on I-15 North of Escondido. I couldn't figure out why CHP would bother patrolling I-15, including a helo, until it hit me: they were patrolling for slowpokes.
     
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  10. Sophie948

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    - Definitely go to Clement Street for its wide variety of ethnic restaurants.
    - And definitely check out Golden Gate Park - especially the Victorian greenhouse.
    - Previous recommendation to check out Coit Tower is a good one.
    - Chinatown is pretty interesting. Bit of historical trivia: Reason why ground squirrels in Kalifornistan carry plague is because in the late 1800's racist whites tried to burn down Chinatown - and succeeded in chasing plague-carrying rats out of town.
    - I wouldn't put the Haight at the top of my list - it's gone way way downhill since back in the day. Geezer factor here: I hitch-hiked from LA to San Francisco for the Summer of Love. For some reason I can't seem to remember much of it...
    - The Tenderloin is great if you're looking to score some heroin or to hook up with an HIV-positive transvestite prostitute.
    - There are good blues clubs South of Market - I especially recommend Slim's.

    I don't agree with regarding avoiding the Castro district. I like it, and I'm straight. But it wouldn't be on my list of things to do. Another aside: In the '80's I went to college in San Francisco. I rather enjoyed being one of three straight men in a city full of beautiful women.

    It's been said that all great cities are made for walking, and that's certainly true of San Francisco. Even if driving - and especially parking - wasn't such a nightmare in San Francisco it's far better to walk whenever you can.

    And San Franciscans generally don't like you to call the City "Frisco".
     
  11. ForistellFord

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    Which is exactly why I constantly call it Frisco.
     
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    The area around the Castro is known as 'Crisco'.
     
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  13. ForistellFord

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    See? Now that's funny right there. And sadly, probably true.
     
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    That's where the Tesla plant is, eh? Maybe they had a battery malfunction.
     
  16. Sophie948

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    Ah, Ribald1, that explains something I've always wondered about: The bars in the Castro all have the seats removed from the barstools, leaving only the pedestal.
     
  17. handy_andy_cv64

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    And their favorite bar greeting: "May I push in your stool?":eek::confused:
     
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    So have you had much luck with that line, handy andy, you silly savage you?

    A bit of an aside: One thing I learned when going to school in San Francisco was to not tuck a yellow bandanna into my left hip pocket.
     
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  19. handy_andy_cv64

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    My mom's favorite city was San Francisco, and boy did she get testy when I called it "Frisco." Her favorite place was Grotto 9, and I heard it has totally gone downhill.
     
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  20. Sophie948

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    I moved from LA to the Bay Area c. 1973 and quickly learned that San Francisco is "the City", not "Frisco".
     

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