Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Double Yellow Riding Examples:
Photo 165 (leaning over the double yellow into the oncoming lane)
Photo 170 (riding on the double yellow)
Any safety instructor will tell you it's dangerous to ride on the "paint". It's slippery, etc. I didn't mean to offend you or rile you up. I was just pointing out that (especially on the Dragon) it's not advisable to ride on the double yellow. If you'r bike is next to or on the double yellow and you lean - the top part of you and the bike are in the other lane.
I agree that if you can see that far ahead through the turns it's not so much a big deal - but when your rear tire is on the paint - the surface type change can be very hazardous.
Also, let me clarify my white line comment. The rider was referring to making a run through the Dragon following the white line and not the double yellow. Lot of riders tend to see the double yellow as a inner line on a turn. Hence you see a lot of what is exemplified in the pictures above (regardless of line of sight). Following the white line (as a drill, not as a general practice - sorry I didn't clarify that), allows you to mentally picture the road as something more than the space next to the double yellow......
2003 BMW K1200GT (Orient Blue) (Fast)
1982 Honda MB5 (Not So Fast)
"This motorcycle is simply too goddamn fast to ride at speed in any kind of normal road traffic unless you're ready to go straight down the centerline with your nuts on fire and a silent scream in your throat."
- Hunter S. Thompson