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The Perfect Ride - Heading Home

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Mouth, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. After a great day's riding, it is time for us to head home. In this video we discuss some of the issues of heading back into city and suburban traffic.
    1. The Perfect Ride - Before the Ride
    2. The Perfect Ride - Coast Riding
    3. The Perfect Ride - Country Riding
    4. The Perfect Ride - Heading Home

    One of the major risks after a long ride is when I start to feel tired.

    Fatigue can impair my ability to perform critical functions of riding and in some cases can lead to being complacent with regards to identifying and avoiding risks.

    City Traffic
    As the guys and I head back to the city, there is more traffic and more happening around us. I am conscious of staying aware of what is happening around me by doing frequent head checks and rear checks.

    As the conditions are turning from twilight to darkness, I try to adapt quickly and make sure I am in a lane position which will give me the best chance of being seen by other road users. Some of the things I do to achieve this are:
    • Maintain at least a three second gap to vehicles ahead
    • Adjust my positioning and buffering as light fades to stay out of blind spots
    • Anticipate and respond early to merging traffic which may not give way
    • Always stay in the right position, at the right speed and in the right gear.
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  2. I find speeding a problem when I come back in from the hills to the city. Not like I'm trying to speed, but going the posted 60 seems more difficult when my brain is used to doing higher.