That line (often a double yellow) that separates oncoming traffic is a very important line. Stay on your side of the road. Remember that just because your wheels are on your side of the road, it doesn’t mean the rest of your bike or even your body is. So riding on your side means stay away (at least 16”) from the center line (unless of course you intend on making a pass).
Consider that when you are going around a left turn your bike leans to the left. That means your body is actually leaning towards the oncoming traffic lane. Make sure you give yourself extra room by moving slightly further right so bike and body don’t lean across the “line of death”.
For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.
|Gloves||Eye Protection||What did you say?|
|Be seen||Counter Steering||Braking|
|Rear End Slides||Stopping and weight||Curves and braking|
|Railroad Crossings||Lane positioning||Watch your mirrors|
|The line of death||Where’s the sun?||Blind spots|
|Slick spots||Intersections||Green means (pause, pause) go|
|Check that attitude||Celullar Phones||Inspect your scoot before you ride|
|Check those tires||Cold||Heat|
|Gravel||Rain||Tight right turns from a stop|
|Target Fixation||I had to lay it down||Emergency gear to wear|
|Emergency stop situation on a highway||Avoid steel||Looks like new|
|Don’t be so quick to pass||Use your horn proactively||What’s your exposure?|