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overtaking before returning to their original
lane. The lead rider indicates the intent to
return to the original lane by signalling and
using a predetermined arm signal. Each rider
from the first to the last also then indicates
the intent to change lanes by signalling.

After passing the vehicle, and
when there is enough space for all the
motorcycles, the last rider will be the
first to return to the original lane. When
the rider in the last position has safely
completed the lane change, the rest of the
group completes the lane change one at a
time. (The order in which the remainder of
the riders return to the original lane must
be decided by the group before riding.)
One recommended method is the last
rider, fourth, third, second and then the
leader. Riders should occupy the same
positions they held before the pass.

Multi-lane highway
with three or
more lanes in the
same direction

On a multi-lane highway, usually the best
choice is for the group to ride in the lane
farthest to the right. The second choice
is the far left lane. If the group must ride
in a lane other than these two, the leader
should ride in the portion of lane that
is dominant for managing that stretch
of road. The rest of the group will need
to adjust their staggered lane position
according to the lead riderís position.†

Single file formation

When the lead rider decides, the group
shifts from group staggered position to
single file. This will occur when approaching
sharp curves, turns, crest of hills, or narrow
roadways and bridges. In single file, the
following distance between the riders is a
minimum of two seconds. The riders should
choose the portion of the lane that allows
seeing ahead and being seen.

CHAPTER NINE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††RIDING IN A GROUP† 61

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