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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    If people would stay on their side of the white line, there would be very few crashes. Anywhere..
    Well there would certainly be a decrease in crashes if hat were the case. Unfortunately many of us have done it at some stage - unintentionally to be sure, but the outcome is potentially the same. Crappy overtaking though is another matter altogether and a menace to all road users. Really jst comes down to two things: (1) ride like everyone else is out to kill you, and (2) never take anything for granted (e.g. that your exit line is going to remain clear when you can’t actually see it all unless you have eyes on stalks like a snail).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessBandit View Post
    Well there would certainly be a decrease in crashes if hat were the case. Unfortunately many of us have done it at some stage - unintentionally to be sure, but the outcome is potentially the same. Crappy overtaking though is another matter altogether and a menace to all road users. Really jst comes down to two things: (1) ride like everyone else is out to kill you, and (2) never take anything for granted (e.g. that your exit line is going to remain clear when you can’t actually see it all unless you have eyes on stalks like a snail).
    Not referring to just bikes, but ALL road users (cars, trucks, 4x4's towing their boats, ... everybody)
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    I can't stop other idiots swerving or overcooking it on corners or fiddling with themselves and/or their cellphones or falling asleep or whatever and driving at me. Well maybe I could but my weight plus the bike only has so much momentum. I'll not bank on it.

    So, I try hard to plan ahead and maintain my escape routes, and not to be so close to the edge (in all senses) that I run out of options.

    Back to the original question, no I don't anticipate some 2-wheel nutcase coming at me on the wrong side on a bend. I don't anticipate anything that specific or quick. I guess I'd rely on instinct in that situation ... but the metre or two of slack space may be all I need whereas if I was already fully committed to kissing the apex, I'd have nowhere left to go. Space, and just enough milliseconds to see and flinch, is the all-purpose last-chance escape route.

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