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Episode 032 : Talking Helmets, Gear and Laws

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Throttled Podcast is back to talk about motorcycle as well as stuff and things.

Kevin – Discuss this weeks riding….Beach Trip!!!

Larry – Larry tells us about his riding this past week…and man has he done some riding

Retread:
Kevin to discuss the Load Pipes Challenge…where are we at.
Lane splitting legislation revisited.
Bell Helmets to test 360fly Pro Star at 2016 Isle of Man TT

New Topics:
Scorpion Introduces a Modular Adventure Touring Helmet
Harley might be bringing back the Sport Glide
Honda Demo Rides Planned for Americade

Review:
Kevin reviews his Rev-it Sands 2 Jacket.

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2 Comments

  1. Lloyd Hudson on June 9, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Kevin & Larry: I just listened to episode 32, and I have a couple of thoughts on lane splitting. First, laws and lane-splitting; here in Minnesota splitting or sharing is expressly prohibited by law. Minnesota statute 169.974, subdivision 5 (e) specifically prohibits lane splitting except by on-duty police officers. So, in our case, there’s not really an issue with a law being turned from a positive to a negative. I’d welcome an written law in California codifying lane splitting so it could be held up as an example of something that has withstood judicial challenge, meaning Minnesota’s legislators would know they weren’t going to have to defend it in court. It would be a hard sell here in any case; when I talk to people about the idea of letting a motorcyclist filter through stopped traffic, I most often hear some variation of ‘that’s not fair’. Challenging that thought leads to pursed lips and a hard stare, so I usually drop the topic. People get so mad about traffic as it is, seeing someone else ‘unfairly’ getting ahead will make them so upset that they might have to put their phone down.

    Keep up the great work! I love the podcast and look forward to each show.



    • Kevin on June 9, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Lloyd,
      You are completely correct that drivers believe that it isn’t fair if motorcycles get to the front of the line. I’m sure they would want to keep moving and get to the front of the line on a hot summers day with no A/C and sitting on top of a furnace. I have often thought of running for office just to push lane splitting for my state 🙂 Thanks for listening