On paper they are not ever a problem.
They are professional drivers that are very safety minded.
They drive the speed limit and stay in the right hand lane.
Still, in real life, they do not always mix well with traffic.
When someone wants your piece of real estate, it is nice to be able to grab some throttle and buy the next available comfort zone 40 feet ahead.
This is an option that comes with some bikes. (Acceleration at highways speeds)
This is not an option for a Rebel, so just hit the brakes hard and try and fit in somewhere in the Nascar snarl behind the offending car or Semi.
Once the other drivers see you coming they will all make room.
Sometimes you just have to fit in..
It is not nice to be crowded, especially with on ramps, clover leafs, five lanes merging to four then three, right lanes leading to the business sections.
Suddenly the left lanes are pealing off to the beach route creating a situation where you are needing to quickly figure if going straight is the correct answer for your situation.
Yes, sometimes you just need to find a spot to fit in and do it quickly, smoothly and safely in advance.
When acceleration is not an option, you must slow down to change lanes.
Slowing down to fit in and change lanes is like rubbing a cat the wrong way.
The simple answer is to only travel on roads you know and feel comfortable on.
Or just miss your turn and figure out how to circle back.
Not being able to accelerate when needed is like not have any money in the bank when you need it.
You just have to be clear with your intentions, signal well in advance and slow down to mix into traffic.
A few cars may have to back off to allow this to happen, but they will (if they are paying attention and realize what your true intentions are).
It is true that we rarely have trouble riding on the interstate, but Jacksonville was quite difficult for me the first time I tried visiting the the Mayport Naval Base.
The construction and the confusing signage was enough to un-nerve me, while the addition of the extremely tall bridges kept me on alert and in the middle lanes through-out all the changes.
My Camry, Goldwing or Harley would have been a better, more comfortable choice.