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Just finished reading the account of the accident suffered by Colyn's son and it made me remember I had a discussion with LAF after one of our rides. He commented that when approaching the top of a blind summit I tended to move left of center. He said if I was going to get whacked, it would be there as an approaching car might be over the center line. My response is that I would move left of center in case there was a car on the right shoulder or someone backing out of a hidden driveway on the right side of the road.

I realize there is probably no right or wrong answer to this conundrum other than moving to Florida or Kansas. But, I am curious as to how the rest of you handle this situation. LOC, C or ROC?

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post #2 of 3 Old Jul 20th, 2008, 5:01 pm
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Re: Choices

Depends on the road.. If I've ridden previously I know where roads (or driveways) enter.. if just over a "rise" in the road that may block my sight, I will adjust accordingly.

When running out in the "plains" I tend to stay in the right tire rut... if there is a shoulder on the road.. if not, then LOC or C because most likely road debris/carcasses will be on the road edges..... then, stay aware as the horizon evolves.

If at night almost always LOC.. to minimize critter pool.

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Just finished reading the account of the accident suffered by Colyn's son and it made me remember I had a discussion with LAF after one of our rides. He commented that when approaching the top of a blind summit I tended to move left of center. He said if I was going to get whacked, it would be there as an approaching car might be over the center line. My response is that I would move left of center in case there was a car on the right shoulder or someone backing out of a hidden driveway on the right side of the road.

I realize there is probably no right or wrong answer to this conundrum other than moving to Florida or Kansas. But, I am curious as to how the rest of you handle this situation. LOC, C or ROC?
Chris
If there was a car on the right shoulder or backing out of a driveway it would be going slowly, if a vehicle was over the centre line it would be traveling much faster straight towards you, my choice is the slow car knowing I would have more time to brake. Of course all this is reversed for us in Australia.
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