Hi guys been gone for nearly a week... it happens when the mrs comes back from 6 weeks away and is all nice and tanned . Anyway, request for a bit of a write up please - rob, im looking at you . Perhaps an addition to the Noob 101s? At the least id like to hear a little more discussion on the topic. (P.S. I did search but 99% of what i found was cornering related). Nutshell: A bit of a guideline on the difference between riding defensively (eg, buffering away from hazards etc), and 'owning your lane' (eg, making yourself more visible). What prompts me to ask is, ive been on the bike now for 10 months, and done nearly 20000km, and over the last say... 3-4 months, ive noticed my riding technique changing from blindly buffering away from hazards, to more positioning myself so in certain situations i look just like a car (sorta ). It has been a conscious thought to do it at first, but now i do it automatically and ive found the near misses are far far less. Pretend for a moment that the following example is in medium - heavy traffic, and maintaining a decent gap is fairly impossible if you ever want to get where you are going. A car at a T intersection ahead, wanting to join the traffic on the main road im on. Once upon a time i would buffer away as our lovely L and P courses in NSW (and likely elsewhere) teach us... Unfortunately that just hides me behind the car in front of me and nearly guarantees the car wanting onto the main road will pull out. Nowadays i find ill sit to the left where, to all intents and purposes, i look like the side of a car, which is what that driver is looking for. I will, of course, still remain vigilant in case the car still comes out. Thats just one example, but probably the easiest to write out . Im curious to know what some far more experienced types do as far as your general road positioning, as sure, moving away from a potential hazard is nice, but preventing a hazard seems like an equally useful technique to focus on once you have a enough confidence on your wheels. Heres hoping that makes some sort of sense... and that im not 200% wrong? .