Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Lovely, Metropolitan North Idaho
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I use four simple rules that I developed over a few years of riding:
a) they (cage drivers, anybody with more than 0 wheels, INCLUDING motorcyclists): DON'T SEE YOU. NEVER assume they can see you. Act accordingly.
b) if they DO see you, THEY'LL TRY AND KILL YOU. (Think: "gee, that little bitty motorcycle won't care if I turn left in front of him...")
c) YOU HAVE NO RIGHT OF WAY. ZERO. NONE. You may be correct according to the law, but you're still dead. Don't be THAT person. Let the idiot turn in front of you. You're still alive, and they're MUCH, MUCH bigger than you. I NEVER assume that I have the right of way anywhere.
d) Never ride anything you can't pick up. If you can't pick it up, then Google HOW to pick it up.
No joke, every time I turn on the ignition key I repeat the above (simplified) to myself. It's saved my life countless times.