Position Your Position

9 Aug

Having good judgment on where to ride — where on a given road to position yourself — is one of the most important aspects of cycling safety.  I’m struck, though, by how many otherwise cautious and considerate cyclists position themselves in unsafe ways, especially riding too close to parked cars.  It’s understandable in a way: even confident cyclists have a hard time getting past the idea that they need to get out of the way of cars on the road, and so they ride too far to the right.

This is just one of several aspects of lane positioning discussed in a piece I put together in collaboration with Michael Gilbert of RideRichmond.  Check it out on the Virginia Bicycling Federation site.

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2 Responses to “Position Your Position”

  1. Scott Meredith August 11, 2012 at 3:08 AM #

    I was on grove in a tight spot and trying to hold my on the white like when grtc buss passed so close I could thought it as it patted. I caught it at the next stoP and through my panting told him he was Way too close. He told me that he didn’t want to hear It and when pressed told me to fuck off. I r

    • scott August 27, 2012 at 4:47 AM #

      Where did my horribly unclear statement come from. I don’t remember writing on this site. I did call grct, out of breath and the cops as well. Perhaps from one of their operators? Also on FB.

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