Questions that have been keeping me awake at night... Justifying the contradiction As motorcyclists, we are just as entitled to use the road as any cager or truck driver. We have the same rights and responsibilities as all road users. We are entitled to the entire width of the lane, which we use to our advantage, riding in the wheel tracks on wet days, picking the side of the lane which give us best visibility, playing slaloms with potholes etc. We get our backs up whenever a cager strays into our lane or pulls across too close in front of us. We scream and yell at people who don't have their eyes continually scanning for motorcycles. And yet at the same time, we do our utmost to be as sneaky and underhanded as possible. We lane split, mostly at slow pace, sometimes at speed, knowing full well it is against the law. We use the shoulder, turning bays and median strips in ways that cagers could never have imagined. We push our way to the front of the queue at traffic lights and fly off at break neck speed, just because we can. Now my question: How can we, at the same time, demand that we be treated with the same respect and have the same rights as other road users, and still play all these sneaky little games to get one up on the cagers? :?: Surely, the minute that we decide to start riding along that magic white line of dashes along the road, between two rows of frustrated cagers, is the moment that we forfeit (at least some of) our right as road users? :?: We ask cagers and truckies to pay special attention to us, and keep a special eye out for us because we are much more likely to be injured in a crash. Then we ride around in shorts and t-shirts seemingly laughing at our own susceptibility. :?: These issues have been frothing around in my head for a while now, and I still have no idea what to make of it. Can anyone out there answer these questions?? :?: Signed, Confused on two wheels. :?