If you’ve been following along with my blog posts, you will have seen Positioning – Part 1, Positioning – Part 2 and Positioning – Part 3. These posts were mainly discussing positioning your motorcycle for maximum view and visibility while riding in a straight line. I purposely did not cover positioning on corners because it is a subject which deservers a post of its own. In fact, it deserves three! This is part one of that series on motorcycle cornering. Remember, to be informed as new posts are made, you can subscribe here! Continue reading Motorcycle Cornering. Positioning for Safety – Part 1
Greetings, fellow riders! This post is a continuation of the topics introduced in my last post: Positioning – Part One. I would encourage you to read that post, if you haven’t previously, before returning to continue.
You may remember that in my previous post on positioning, we had established a “default” position to maintain in the road unless external influences force us to consider deviating from it. I had outlined three things that may cause use to deviate from our default position:
- When doing so would give us a better view of the road, and traffic/hazards ahead.
- When doing so would give another road user a better view of us. I call this “presenting” to a potential hazard.
- When doing so would give us a greater “buffer zone” between a perceived hazard and us.
Let’s ease back into things with a couple of simple examples of the above: Continue reading Positioning – Part Two
Anybody who has ridden a motorcycle for any appreciable amount of time knows the all-too-familiar feeling that we seem to be invisible on the road.
When the umpteenth person pulls across our path or pushes us out of our lane, it’s tempting (and quite natural) to get very annoyed at the distracted and inattentive driver.
In this post, I hope to provide an insight into the psychology of visibility, and offer some tips which can help. Continue reading Visibility on a Motorcycle. Z-motion, X-motion, and why cars pull out in front of us.