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Stop Sign Stopping - Do you???

I had the opportunity to do some walking for the local “Relay of Life” this weekend. Two hours of walking at one time. So I had time to do some thinking about how I stop at stop signs. I came up with three options. This is for a stop sign where you can see all directions and there is no traffic (or cops).

1) Full stop, one or both feet down.

2) Full stop balancing, no feet down.

3) California stop, also know as rolling stop.

Which one do you do most of the time

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3) California stop, also know as rolling stop.

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Hmmmm....

2.5) Not quite a California Stop, but not a full stop. You are going so slow in first gear, holding in the clutch and gently hitting the brake lever, that you are going 0.06 mph. Both feet are off the pegs, hovering over the pavement in case you lose balance.

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Hmmmm....

2.5) Not quite a California Stop, but not a full stop. You are going so slow in first gear, holding in the clutch and gently hitting the brake lever, that you are going 0.06 mph. Both feet are off the pegs, hovering over the pavement in case you lose balance.

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90% of the time complete stop. Mainly because I wish cagers would do the same. Had more close calls from cagers rolling through the stop signs. They didn't see me and if they had come to a complete stop and then looked I think there would be a better chance of seeing me. This slowing down, looking around, trying to decide whether to stop or not all at the same time causes many bikes to be missed. I try not to even look right or left until I have come to a complete stop. Then again there is that other 10% of the time.
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I do a ButchA stop most of the time as well. If I can see well I will also do the complete stop for a micro second w/both feet on the pegs and then pull out after looking all directions at least twice.

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I had the opportunity to do some walking for the local “Relay of Life” this weekend. Two hours of walking at one time. So I had time to do some thinking about how I stop at stop signs. I came up with three options. This is for a stop sign where you can see all directions and there is no traffic (or cops).

1) Full stop, one or both feet down.

2) Full stop balancing, no feet down.

3) California stop, also know as rolling stop.

Which one do you do most of the time
PA stays full stop. Driver's instructors tell you 3 seconds. Yeah, I typically stop fully. It's just plain safer most of the time anyway.
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post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 05:50 PM
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I come to a full stop. To me, when on a motorcycle, even a "yield" sign means stop. I sure as heck and not going to demand the right of way against a 3000 lb car.
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Usually #2 for me.

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