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Road Riding Position

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Road Riding Position

Post by R1616 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:07 am

Straight road with no junctions
When traveling along a straight road with no junctions, keep near the crown of the road. This increases your distance from most hazards that are on your nearside and gives you:
1) A better chance of seeing the hazard earlier
2) More time to react in order to avoid the hazard

When approaching a rise in the road (where forward view is hidden / blind) then move away from the crown of the road in case some lunatic is coming in the oposite direction and is overtaking a vehicle on the other side of the crest because he/she will appear directly in your path!



Straight Road with Junctions:
We deviate from our normal road position when crossing the mouth of junctions so as to improve our view into (and down) the junction.


Left Bend
Position yourself near the edge of the road for the best view round the bend. Notice the restricted view when positioned near the crown of the road (the hazard is unseen!)

Take special notice of any debris there might be near the edge of the road and ride as close to the edge as is safe to do so.



The Riding Line:
If the view ahead is restricted (you cannot see across the bend) then resist the temptation to cut the corner more than is shown. To do so is to open yourself to the risk of being cranked over with your head and shoulders over the centre line and possibly in the path of a Box Van or Bus.

This is the Decapitation Zone!


Right Bend
Position yourself near the crown of the road for the best view round the bend.

Notice the restricted view when positioned near the edge of
the road (the hazard is unseen!)


Correct Line
Look at the path of the bike carefully. Notice the approach positioned near the crown of the road (this is the default safe riding position).

The rider goes deep into the bend (for the best view round it) then positions the bike toward the crown of the road upon the exit.


Wrong Line:
Resist the temptation to cut across the bend (racing line) as this will position your head and shoulders over the centre of the road and directly in the path of a Box Van or Bus.

This is known as the Decapitation Zone!


Overtaking while passing the mouth of a junction

This can be absolutely lethal!

The car driver will be more interested with what is coming from his/her left and will start the right turn straight into your path.

Notice that because of obstructions in this example, the motorcyclist is not even visible and, as far as the driver is concerned, all seems well to proceed.

The only way to avoid this is to get into the habit of looking ahead and expecting this kind of situation.

When we say "looking ahead" it means really LOOKING AHEAD (as far as the eye can see and
the view will allow)


Only a fool forgets the 2 Second Rule
Allow a 2 Second Gap between you and the vehicle in front.

To check this:
Pick a marker on the side of the road.
When the vehicle in front passes the marker, start counting 1000, 2000, 3000... until your front wheel passes the same marker.

If you have passed the marker before you reach the start of 3000 then you are inside the 2 Second Gap. Double to 4 seconds in the wet!


Too Close :
Riding behind a vehicle without enough distance between you reduces your chances of taking evading action in the case of an emergency


The Triangle of Death
Being inside this Triangle reduces your chances of taking evasive action in the case of an emergency


WRONG! :
Riding behind a vehicle without enough distance between you reduces your chances of taking evading action in the case of an emergency. There are fewer "escape options" when within the triangle.


"S" Bend Overtake
Here we have an opportunity for an overtake.

The view (blue dotted line) indicates that there are no obstructions to hinder our view across the first bend so that we can see that there is no oncoming traffic. We don't anticipate that the slower vehicle will hinder our progress.

Only possible if you are looking well ahead and are able to assess the situation quickly as you enter the first bend. Nicely satisfying when executed correctly.


Following vehicles
Positioning yourself too close to the vehicle in front can severely restrict your view ahead.

An offside overtake could be on but you would never be in a position to judge that it is clear.
Also, your are probably breaking the "2 Second Rule"


Correct position
Holding back can vastly improve your view ahead.

Here you are in the right position to see that an overtake is probably not on because of the car in front of the truck.


Credits: BoyZ of CBMR


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Re: Road Riding Position

Post by daR150 on Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:48 pm

nice! my 2 cents for this great info..


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Re: Road Riding Position

Post by evjingco on Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:07 pm

very informative bro :-)

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