Are you using the cage as a shield? e.g., can you tighten the gap between the cage ahead before that green-light intersection where the zombie in the minivan wants to take a left into your right-of-way?
In that case I will hang to the left-of-center so that I can see the zombie and then drift right and use the cage as a shield while simultaneously giving myself a bit of room to squirt away if necessary. Perhaps my drift will also alert the cager I'm following that I am in fact following him (he'll see my headlight drift across his rearview). I'll keep an eye on both cagers as much as necessary.
Another case: Entering a blind right-hander. I keep to the right of center and allow the cage ahead to absorb the impact of any zombies that are drifting over the lane marker. If you're to the right-of-center it's a bit more likely that your view of the road ahead (as seen thought the cage in front of you) won't be blocked by the A-pillar of the cage, as it might be if you remain left-of-center through the turn.
Don't forget what Animal Mother said in the movie 'Full Metal Jacket':
Better you than me.
The whole lane is yours, as is the zombie ahead of you. Use both in good health and good forturne.
Not so much a matter of which side, but how far back. I like the MSF rule of so many seconds back for reaction time. If everybody rode a bike--then they would drive better in their cars when they are near MC's. If I have to be close to the cagers, I position myself in their mirrors and never ride on the blind side (on the right) longer than I have to. And I tap the rear brake or the front when they get too close behind me.
Like posted earlier I try to stay on the left to stay fully visable and keep lane control.
I do go to the right on occasion when taking a sweeper to the left to prevent my head from going over the centerline. Or when next to an 18-wheeler I go to the right of the lane. Sometime I ride in the center on the highway.
Left, with high beams on aim directly in the sideview so there's no question I'm there.
That never varies but the distance might. By that I mean I may drift back or forward if I'm in the left lane (Always) to avoid being in the blind spot of the Mc Donalds-eating, oblivious, Metro meathead in the right lane.
Has anyone had an issue with Honda burning oil (i'm guessing it's burning it, because there is no leaks in sight anywhere) Bike has 6K miles on it and a two brothers slip on exhaust. There is some carbon build up on the end of pipe after riding for an hour or so. The bike seems to be running...
Well that worries me abit. I'm conserned how all this data is going to be used. Of course many others will argue against the existance of the system itself.
Luckily for some of us, the expance of putting something like that in the states will keep it from happening for quiet some time.
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