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LMei
22-12-2009, 05:29 PM
5.30pm If you're coming from KL using the Federal Highway to Subang, please turn using the first exit (Carrefour). There is a horrible accident further up where a motorcyclist died. I was stuck in that jam pretty bad but feel sorry for the motorcyclist family. Wonder what is he doing on the highway intead of the motorcycle lane.

jan tomaswaki
22-12-2009, 05:45 PM
5.30pm If you're coming from KL using the Federal Highway to Subang, please turn using the first exit (Carrefour). There is a horrible accident further up where a motorcyclist died. I was stuck in that jam pretty bad but feel sorry for the motorcyclist family. Wonder what is he doing on the highway intead of the motorcycle lane.
Lessons never learn when gomen built a bike lane for them to use but complain lane too narrow unless you are using a big bike like the goldwing.See what happens.

tupai
22-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Lessons never learn when gomen built a bike lane for them to use but complain lane too narrow unless you are using a big bike like the goldwing.See what happens.

Jan, many had posted regarding this bike on f'hway issue. And 99% comments esp negative ones were made by motorists. Get a bike and see it from their view...

For the ignoramus' enlightenment:

There are far too many reasons:
~ too narrow and winding with no runoffs in stretches
~ manhole covers protruding here & there
~ bad drainage of parallel drains resulting in spillover of gunks
~ flooding in stretches
~ nails..yes! NAILS many are new nails, intentionally scattered all along the lane from klang to mid valley, to generate 'mat puncit's very haram bizz
~ robbery esp at night with rope strung across to ensnare the poor chappie after his late night shift!

~ of course there are also the small rempits who use the f'hiway to race away...

etcetc...
I have spoke to 2 deputy ministers regarding this and all paid lips service...

Meanwhile, bikers esp the young 'uns on cubchais continue to be roadkills...
I kesian the innocent ones :( and how the family is suffering due to their demise...

Yang Bermoto diFedHiway dll latotupai :D

vsat
22-12-2009, 06:44 PM
I saw the traffic using the new elevated highway to Subang Airport...yes, please avoid at all cost.........

jan tomaswaki
22-12-2009, 10:26 PM
[QUOTE=tupai]Jan, many had posted regarding this bike on f'hway issue. And 99% comments esp negative ones were made by motorists. Get a bike and see it from their view...
Kawan, the first bike i rode was Honda Cub in 1981,i use the bike lane travel from KL -PJ-Port Klang (north Port)every day to work for 3 years.I do not find it troublesome,maybe times had change and the lane rosak abit.Not a single day my bike tyre "bocor".Most kapcais nowadays use the f/h'way coz - no lesen,no road tax,modified bikes,scare of road blocks etc,do you agree with me?

Sentinel
22-12-2009, 10:39 PM
Hey Mr. Tomaswaki, now is 2009 and 1981 is 28 years ago...

I used to use my little Suzuki TS125 along the bike lane in the same year you did, I was then an undergraduate shuttling between lectures and giving tuition to earn some money for my semester fees. The bike lane then was one of the best around.

By the 1990s, the entire bike lane was already a danger zone. Amongst the many ills were:

i. potholes;
ii. unlighted tunnels;
iii. flooding in the dark unlighted tunnels;
iv. crowded and busy with heavier traffic and users;
v. traffic policemen waiting for you after a corner and suddenly suprise you from nowhere;
vi. and nails being strewn on the road to intentionally puncture bikes so that those puncture repairers get more business.

The bike lane during the 90s was already a danger zone and in deplorable and dilapidated state. I can vouch for that becoz I was a member of a big bike club then and we approached and discussed the problems with every known politicians who, like Tupai rightly said, provided mere lip-services.

Now, I will only dare to ride the bike lane on two types of bike i.e. a BMW R1150GS or a scrambler because they bikes are relatively more manouverable and "forgiving". But then, I might still hit one of those nails and suffer a puncture. Worse, I might even hit those invisible wires set across the bike lane late at nite by robbers to fell their victims from the passing bikes.

So, these bikers, be they small or big bike users, will prefer to ride on the federal highway amongst the cars because it is of "lesser risks" to them than riding on the bike lanes. Let us try and understand their predicament.

USJ27Resident
22-12-2009, 10:50 PM
Kawan, the first bike i rode was Honda Cub in 1981,i use the bike lane travel from KL -PJ-Port Klang (north Port)every day to work for 3 years.I do not find it troublesome,maybe times had change and the lane rosak abit.Not a single day my bike tyre "bocor"....

Dear Jan... would you like to ride shotgun (pillion) with me... currently I ride a fully refurbished ZZR250 with NEW front and rear shocks/absorbers.... and tell me if it is still the same as it was in 1981....

thank you.

jan tomaswaki
22-12-2009, 11:05 PM
Dear Jan... would you like to ride shotgun (pillion) with me... currently I ride a fully refurbished ZZR250 with NEW front and rear shocks/absorbers.... and tell me if it is still the same as it was in 1981.... thank you.
Thanks and no thanks for the time being...as 2morrow if all goes well i'll be cycling to S'pore without mywife knowledge....should reach S'pore by 24th evening or 25th morning...MERRY X'MAS....

zinglicious
23-12-2009, 01:52 AM
Now I know why you had the Christmas Chicks last week instead of this weekend. Anyway, have a merry x mas and makes sure you dont get any speeding or parking ticket in Singapore. :D ;) :D

ceo684
23-12-2009, 01:54 AM
[QUOTE=tupai]Jan, many had posted regarding this bike on f'hway issue. And 99% comments esp negative ones were made by motorists. Get a bike and see it from their view...
Kawan, the first bike i rode was Honda Cub in 1981,i use the bike lane travel from KL -PJ-Port Klang (north Port)every day to work for 3 years.I do not find it troublesome,maybe times had change and the lane rosak abit.Not a single day my bike tyre "bocor".Most kapcais nowadays use the f/h'way coz - no lesen,no road tax,modified bikes,scare of road blocks etc,do you agree with me?

Bro, wanna make some money?

Get a strong big electromagnet and install it on the bike before d front tyre.

After a KL-Klang run, I think we'd be rich once we sell off the iron nails.

Back in 1981, there weren't such scums called mat pancit.

patrick
23-12-2009, 09:45 AM
Hey Mr. Tomaswaki, now is 2009 and 1981 is 28 years ago...

I used to use my little Suzuki TS125 along the bike lane in the same year you did, I was then an undergraduate shuttling between lectures and giving tuition to earn some money for my semester fees. The bike lane then was one of the best around.

By the 1990s, the entire bike lane was already a danger zone. Amongst the many ills were:

i. potholes;
ii. unlighted tunnels;
iii. flooding in the dark unlighted tunnels;
iv. crowded and busy with heavier traffic and users;
v. traffic policemen waiting for you after a corner and suddenly suprise you from nowhere;
vi. and nails being strewn on the road to intentionally puncture bikes so that those puncture repairers get more business.

The bike lane during the 90s was already a danger zone and in deplorable and dilapidated state. I can vouch for that becoz I was a member of a big bike club then and we approached and discussed the problems with every known politicians who, like Tupai rightly said, provided mere lip-services.

Now, I will only dare to ride the bike lane on two types of bike i.e. a BMW R1150GS or a scrambler because they bikes are relatively more manouverable and "forgiving". But then, I might still hit one of those nails and suffer a puncture. Worse, I might even hit those invisible wires set across the bike lane late at nite by robbers to fell their victims from the passing bikes.

So, these bikers, be they small or big bike users, will prefer to ride on the federal highway amongst the cars because it is of "lesser risks" to them than riding on the bike lanes. Let us try and understand their predicament.

There are always two sides to the coin. I too rode bike (not a cup chai ok?) until about 5/6 years ago, I never failed to use the bike lane when going along Fed Highway. Thank god I never had a puncture nor was robbed. Flooded track, dimly lit streches, irritating and annoying cupchai...yes.

I dont disagree with Tupai and Sentinel that the bike lane certainly has room for improvement. But the fact is that there are still many bikes using the bike lane. Why did this decimated biker had to come out to the car lane? In any case, I also sympathise with those bike that felt compelled to use the car lane, but they have to be considerate and ride carefully. I observe that many of these bikes that dont use the bike lane, ride on the main Highway like they are the taikor and often weave in and out of other vehicles. These bikes, I dont sympathise and they deserve to be knocked down. Bruder Tupai and Sentinel, sorry but that's my personal view.

tupai
23-12-2009, 10:21 AM
There are always two sides to the coin. ...I observe that many of these bikes that dont use the bike lane, ride on the main Highway like they are the taikor and often weave in and out of other vehicles. These bikes, I dont sympathise and they deserve to be knocked down. Bruder Tupai and Sentinel, sorry but that's my personal view.

TaiKor, No apologies needed. I always believe that its 'to each his own'.

The other side of the coin, Killing some1 on the road with your tin-can or any thing, can also lead the killer being:
- go str8 to jail for up to 20yrs on a manslaughter charge and whole family grieve for the killer's long period of eating curried rice
- simultaneously get sued in civil court, found guilty (100% sure lah cos already sentenced to jail mah), made to pay RMgodzillion$ bankrupt and whole family ended up 'pokai' and eat roti canai...HAhahahahah!

Yang bermoto di sinisana latotupai :p

IceCooler
23-12-2009, 02:35 PM
TaiKor, No apologies needed. I always believe that its 'to each his own'.

The other side of the coin, Killing some1 on the road with your tin-can or any thing, can also lead the killer being:
- go str8 to jail for up to 20yrs on a manslaughter charge and whole family grieve for the killer's long period of eating curried rice
- simultaneously get sued in civil court, found guilty (100% sure lah cos already sentenced to jail mah), made to pay RMgodzillion$ bankrupt and whole family ended up 'pokai' and eat roti canai...HAhahahahah!

Yang bermoto di sinisana latotupai :p

Just curious ,on Malaysia road , can we purchase a horse and ride them ? Hope the Sheriff and his Deputy can share their thought on this....hee..heee

Sentinel
23-12-2009, 02:38 PM
I observe that many of these bikes that dont use the bike lane, ride on the main Highway like they are the taikor and often weave in and out of other vehicles. These bikes, I dont sympathise and they deserve to be knocked down. Bruder Tupai and Sentinel, sorry but that's my personal view.
No apologies required. When it comes to this category of bikers, I have no sympathy either. Not that I am heartless but if you wanna play with fire, get ready to be burned...

Hiliary
23-12-2009, 02:43 PM
A few years ago i read an article by an expat who wrote - Why do these motorbike riders keep trying to commit suicide on my car?

He added that during his first few months in Malaysia he would brake, swerve etc to miss them but gave up because he caused an accident avoiding them.

hezron
23-12-2009, 02:51 PM
TaiKor, No apologies needed. I always believe that its 'to each his own'.

The other side of the coin, Killing some1 on the road with your tin-can or any thing, can also lead the killer being:
- go str8 to jail for up to 20yrs on a manslaughter charge and whole family grieve for the killer's long period of eating curried rice
- simultaneously get sued in civil court, found guilty (100% sure lah cos already sentenced to jail mah), made to pay RMgodzillion$ bankrupt and whole family ended up 'pokai' and eat roti canai...HAhahahahah!

Yang bermoto di sinisana latotupai :p

just queries, if the motorcycle which should not riding on the car lane do so and being knock down on accident, are the car driver still 100% salah??

I do agreed that motor lane are some how very dangerous especially at night time...
but this doesn't grand the right of riding on the mid of the car lane like no body...
the motorcycle lane built cause there are substantiate risk for the motorcycle riding on the car lane...
please stick on the left hand side of the road if you found that you have no choice but have to ride on the car lane…

AllUrban
23-12-2009, 03:56 PM
The motorcycle lanes have improved a lot recently. Although there are still some poorly lit stretches, they have repaved the lanes from MidValley all the way to Subang Jaya.

even the places where the tree roots caused the lane to rise creating bumps (just after Jalan 222) have been paved properly and the lane seems wider as well.

As for the accident, there are a few possible reasons why the person might not be in the motorcycle lane near Carrefour.

For example, if you are coming down Subang Airport Road and taking the exit to the federal highway it is not safe to enter the motorcycle lane in that area. You have to stop and there are motorcycles coming from the left and fast moving cars from behind and on your right.

Between July 2009 and September 2009 I drove down from Bandar Utama and used the 2nd entrance to get into Subang and I never entered the motorcycle lane...it was too hard to enter it safely.

Cheers, m

IceCooler
23-12-2009, 04:03 PM
Motorcycle lane should be the answer . no mixing .

fongkimseng
23-12-2009, 04:31 PM
Motorcycle lane should be the answer . no mixing .

Safer for all in the long run even though it will cost JKR a bit to build new motorcycle lanes.