But what about my delicate ego? He was behind me and just rode right around me and now he's in front of me sniffle sniffle.Bikers splitting lanes while I sat at a red light used to bother me from a "fairness" perspective. But then I realized they are helping with the traffic, since they go to the front and accelerate quickly when the light changes. It actually eases traffic by having less vehicles in the crowd.
I've rode Harleys for over three decades. Never had one overheat even idling along the log jam Main Street in Daytona during Bike Week. It will discolor the pipes though. I never split lanes for the reasons I'm reading here. People get their egos in a wad, they'll retaliate and hurt people.