Filtering and splitting is great, until you get some close calls from cars that want to stop you, and then you realize it might not be worth it.
Its a backwards place, CA seems to know. But they have all year weather and realize motorcyclists are a bigger percentage of the population. The people who put away their bikes for winter the first sight of 50 degree weather are to blame. I fyou ommuted year round on them, cars would be used to seeing us out there more often. And people realize that motorcycles are tranportation and not toys. To some of us.