Dear fair weather riders

glhs837

Power with Control
Sorry if I'm not waving at some of you, I really wasn't ready for so many of you yesterday :howdy: Jebus, bikes everywhere :)
 

DEEKAYPEE8569

Active Member
Sorry if I'm not waving at some of you, I really wasn't ready for so many of you yesterday :howdy: Jebus, bikes everywhere :)
If they would remember to use the high-beam headlights during the day. I lost count of how many riders I fortunately happened to see on the road yesterday.
 

glhs837

Power with Control
I don't do that myself, I have to say. Part of my overall "My job to keep them out of my bubble" philosophy, where I just assume they don't see me and will drive accordingly.
 
High beams hurt, whether it's day or night and especially if bikes have the HID bulbs. Turning on your high beams for daytime riding is not a good idea.
 

DEEKAYPEE8569

Active Member
High beams hurt, whether it's day or night and especially if bikes have the HID bulbs. Turning on your high beams for daytime riding is not a good idea.
Really? I would think the opposite is true, simply based on how difficult motorcyclists are to see; but I'm not a 'biker' either. I'm talking about high-beaming it on a briiight.....briiight.....sunshiny day; and high beams only hurt if you look directly at them; which I wouldn't think one would do if he/she is paying attention to what he/she is doing; ie; driving.
 

glhs837

Power with Control
Yeah, high beams might act more to obscure the rider behind the glare. Me, I make sure to waggle my headlight when there's a chance of crossing traffic of pulling out in front of me. And I still assume they didn't see me. Amazing how many look, appear to see you, but still start creeping. Once I wiggle the handlebars and make that static point source of my headlight move horizontally, generally all movement ceases. For some reason, aI assume due to how human vision works, that wiggling headlight seems to get their attention almost every time.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
High beams hurt, whether it's day or night and especially if bikes have the HID bulbs. Turning on your high beams for daytime riding is not a good idea.


I had some jackwagan on a HD follow me from waldork to hollywood this AM with his highbeams on
 

DEEKAYPEE8569

Active Member
Yeah, high beams might act more to obscure the rider behind the glare. Me, I make sure to waggle my headlight when there's a chance of crossing traffic of pulling out in front of me. And I still assume they didn't see me. Amazing how many look, appear to see you, but still start creeping. Once I wiggle the handlebars and make that static point source of my headlight move horizontally, generally all movement ceases. For some reason, aI assume due to how human vision works, that wiggling headlight seems to get their attention almost every time.
Yup a wiggling; or waggling headlight gets my attention. Funny how that isn't an automatic built-in feature that one could disable for nighttime riding. Gary Owens voice: "Now featuring a wiggling/waggling headlamp for daytime riding." I also wonder about automatic/DRL's on bikes; or is that feature now available on newer rides?

:lol: :snort: Gary Owens.....'member him?
 

Gilligan

#*! boat!
PREMO Member
Weren't me. But I was on the Harley for 6 hours today....up through Waldorf and then on to Howard County. Great day for a ride to and around the old hood...
 

glhs837

Power with Control
Did enjoy the ride in, cruised down through the college on the to work for a change. Just gorgeous at 0700. Work til noon, then work on building a small deck for the above ground pool.
 

calvcopf

Active Member
High beam, low beam, wear bright colors, put a strobe light on your head....I don't care. Just make sure that you are seen and don't get run over!

Be safe and have fun!
 

littlelady

God bless the USA
High beam, low beam, wear bright colors, put a strobe light on your head....I don't care. Just make sure that you are seen and don't get run over!

Be safe and have fun!
:yay: I give bikers plenty of room for fear of their safety. They are very brave to ride in the traffic. More power to them. I couldn't do it. :jet: And, there is a difference between recreational and only transportation mode riders, as opposed to those arses on crotch rockets. My husband says he would like to open the car door when he sees them zooming up, weaving, riding between cars/lanes, and plain just being jerks. Oops!
 

glhs837

Power with Control
And generally, we appreciate the room, as long as it doesnt come at someone elses expense. If you follow general rules of the road regarding distances, that's fine. Had a lady tailing me into Gate 3, speeds were ranging from 20-2mph, she kept a 50-60 foot gap at all times. :) That's a bit much at that speed. The most important thing you as a driver can do is be consistent. Whatever you normally do, keep doing that. It's when you do the unexpected that you can catch unwary riders out.
 

Gilligan

#*! boat!
PREMO Member
I went halfway around the beltway..up New Hamphire Ave from there..Georgia Ave beyond that..and never had even brush with a "cager incident". But I sure was on edge the whole time....
 

itsbob

I bowl overhand
Really? I would think the opposite is true, simply based on how difficult motorcyclists are to see; but I'm not a 'biker' either. I'm talking about high-beaming it on a briiight.....briiight.....sunshiny day; and high beams only hurt if you look directly at them; which I wouldn't think one would do if he/she is paying attention to what he/she is doing; ie; driving.
High beams piss people off just as much as loud pipes. Try secondary lights.. like motolights.

You do not want me in oncoming traffic with my High beam on..
 

littlelady

God bless the USA
And generally, we appreciate the room, as long as it doesnt come at someone elses expense. If you follow general rules of the road regarding distances, that's fine. Had a lady tailing me into Gate 3, speeds were ranging from 20-2mph, she kept a 50-60 foot gap at all times. :) That's a bit much at that speed. The most important thing you as a driver can do is be consistent. Whatever you normally do, keep doing that. It's when you do the unexpected that you can catch unwary riders out.
I have always been a consistent driver. I do it for myself, as well as for others. I will back down; no problem. It's pretty easy to do. No road rage on my part. :lol: I have never gotten a ticket, or been in an accident that was my fault, since I started driving in 1972. I plan on keeping it that way. It will be my claim to fame, and a good epitaph on my tombstone. :smile:
 
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