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Highway lanes What lane on a three lane highway do you prefer to ride in? I have heard that riding in the left lane is best since it is harder to get cut off - I know left hand lanes are for passing only but that rule seems to go out the window the minute traffic gets heavier here - just seems to me the left lane is the lane where it is easier to get away from trouble -

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There's no best lane position for every situation. You need to exercise your personal judgment to find the right blend of visibility traction and space cushion. That said I find the left lane position is usually the best mix.,,

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