Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Its an interesting point, but generally I try and stay in the lane wherever, unless overtaking, because its more fun in corners than straights. I will, as my line requires however, use all the lane if necessary/available and on left hand corners, riding close to the center line, I may even be leaning enough that while my tires are in the lane, I overhang into the the other lane occasionally I guess....this requires that you have clear sight enough ahead so your head doesn't get lopped off - you feel comfortable doing this if you are used to watching far enough ahead. In my opinion all that happens is this guy gets close to the center line (the closest at about 1:06) so the line disappears below the bike. After watching closely again, in my opinion, I can't see that his tires ever cross the center even if the mount is on the right.
As for riding beyond himself, again in my opinion, I would take that the best indicator of that, in this video, is if he has numerous corners (everyone's allowed a few I guess per day) where he does significant corrections deep in the corner because he's got it wrong. I didn't see too many of those. Coming out of a corner and having your line take you to the centerline or the edge of the road is nothing, its just smooth, brisk riding...I didn't even see much of that which seems to me to imply he's riding well inside any maximum.
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
but I left my biking heart along the Scenic Byways of America.....
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Today of past regrets and future fears." ....Omar Khayyam
Last edited by rmg08057; Jul 6th, 2006 at 12:16 pm.