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    My first time on the Dragon, I had a couple on a Harley with a side car, moving way too slowly, always edging over the centre line, as well as his companions riding in front of them, going equally as slowly. Whenever I got close, I dropped my speed to a crawl until they were out of sight, but always managed to catch up with them. It was a Wednesday in early October, with no other traffic!!
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    You were very wise... A couple of years ago I had a VERY similar experience on a rural road in Virginia; got behind a jeep pulling a trailer. I couldn't resist, so the first chance I got I passed him on a double yellow line and continued to enjoy the rest of the little ride. About 10 minutes later I was pulled over by a County Deputy shortly followed by the jeep/trailer showing up. The jeep driver was an off duty Deputy (he had a radio and had called ahead)... Short story, I was convicted of Careless & Reckless driving (even my lawyer was no help). This stays on my record for 11 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnert View Post
    You were very wise... A couple of years ago I had a VERY similar experience on a rural road in Virginia; got behind a jeep pulling a trailer. I couldn't resist, so the first chance I got I passed him on a double yellow line and continued to enjoy the rest of the little ride. About 10 minutes later I was pulled over by a County Deputy shortly followed by the jeep/trailer showing up. The jeep driver was an off duty Deputy (he had a radio and had called ahead)... Short story, I was convicted of Careless & Reckless driving (even my lawyer was no help). This stays on my record for 11 years!
    same thing happened to 4 or 5 of my friends ion Rt 250 in VA, passed a slow poke and stopped for gas a little after and in rolled 2 cruisers, ticketed them all, with several charges. They did get out with training etc, after each paid a lawyer$700

    Note to self, DO NOT STOP shortly after making a DY pass in VA.
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    Riding Dissapointment

    Two options: I do both. Wait for a clear run (See the first half of Post #7) or pass on a double line. Passing on a double line has already been named. There should be a name for waiting for a clear road. There should also be passing zones for motorcycles, designated by 2 or 3 broken lines, where it it is obvious that a bike can pass safely.
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    Not sure of how relative, but in the summer of 2012 coming back from Sedalia, I encountered a string of bikes on a nice section of Hwy 7 in NW Arkansas. I had a dilemma in that I didn't have warp speed for passing and they didn't seem to want to accommodate me. We had a discussion about that here:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...sing-Etiquette
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    I live in an area of mtn twisty roads. The straight stretches actually all have names(there are only a few) to further make my point.
    On the subject mentioned above, double yellow lines, here in KY on two lane hwys the lines often make no sense at all! Shame to have a huge fine,etc., when the lines seem to be where they shouldn't be & absent when they should be there??? I've wondered who decided to be stupid back when the paint & signs were done? We are talking hwy safety here, not just some itch I've got to complain! Near me are several spots that don't allow you to pass in what's a great place to do so, while other places it's allowed but not prudent place to do so as not long enough. As they say, go figure...
    Highway signage in general is sadly lacking as is the guard rail issue here too. Some places a slight curve with a curve sign, others a big curve & no sign. Deer signs sameo- the critters are all over but the signs are sporadic and maybe a waste of $$$ anyway? Guardrails here seem to be a "who has the contract" & needs to get a "political payback" as one spot has them & it's a shallow ditch while another is a deep ravine & yet none.
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