I wonder if he has his high-beam on?
It's easy to see the guy is skilled for sure...obviously has the brakes and clutch "covered," anticipates things nicely (I like the way he pulls in the clutch and "free-revs" when he is getting "pinched." That actually works well most of the time.), and he instinctively counter-steers to change direction quickly. As a competitive motocrosser and commuter in a state where lane-splitting is legal, when I am in traffic, I go into "full-moto-mode," almost as if I am attacking a racetrack...High-beam, slide forward on seat, elbows up, foot directly over rear brake, two fingers on front brake and two fingers on clutch, always in a gear that keeps me in the meat of the power for quick acceleration or braking, scanning upcoming traffic (particularly car's front wheels) in a hyper-sensitive manner. The only time I really feel safe is when I am right in between two cars that obviously know each other are there...all the rest of the time I am on guard for someone cutting in front of me and am prepared for that to happen. I am of the belief that a semi-aggressive riding style is the safest way to go---zipping from one "safe zone" to the next. Now, having said ALL that, this guy is taking WAY
too many chances! He is many times assuming the other drivers are going to stay put when they are in a position to do otherwise. It will only take one driver to hang up their cell phone, realize they are 100 yards from their off-ramp and jerk it over into the next lane without looking to ruin his day (life?) in a hurry. And I thought the part with him riding over the double line splitting opposing traffic was particularly stupid.
It's only going to take somebody dropping a ciggy in their lap (or whatever) and drifting over a couple of feet (inches?) for disaster to happen in that situation. It's one thing splitting lanes when everybody is going the same direction and quite another splitting opposing traffic. If this guy continues to ride in that fashion, it's only a matter of time...and the clock is ticking.