I start this as to not hijack a thread posted by Walleye and a response by Poohbear. It got me thinking about my position on the road. Take a standard, two lane country road mainly but also a lane on a highway. I have always ridden to the left of the center line of my lane. A good friend, who does quite a bit of long trip touring, always rides to the right of the center line. His reasoning is to not be close to oncoming cars that may go 'wide'. Lately, many of the roads here in CT have been paved in three sections..They pave the middle of the entire road ( half one lane...half the other lane..then finish up the remaining sections. I understand it keeps traffic moving while they pave BUT, I am constantly avoiding that crack/split as it is right where I tend to ride.. I'm interested in what other riders find is more safe..To the left of center or right of center on 'our' lane.