Thanks for the advice. It is definitely good to be reminded about mortality when out there riding.
And yes... we are busted. For the sake of entertainment I sped up most of our riding 2 times or even 3 times. Us cruising around at 60-80 km/h (we rarely go faster than that) just isn't that fun to watch therefore I took the liberty of speeding it up during the editing.
The camera we are using is a Gopro Hero cam with a 120 degree field of vision which makes it extremely wide angle. On top of that, I have it mounted on the left side as far out as it can go. This seems to make more exciting video as it looks like the oncoming cars are about to hit me. It is kind of a fun perspective but certainly not the perspective of a rider in the middle of a bike with a standard camera.
With that said, picture us riding the same roads at half or one third the speed and you will see that the times when it appears that we do cross the centerline is when we can see ahead, going very slow or not actually crossing the line at all.
However, there are times when the line is crossed when it shouldn't have been. I can remember 2 times specifically on this trip when a quick loss of focus put me somewhere potentially dangerous and being quite scared of my stupidity.
Overall, I would consider myself to ride conservative, safe, and with the perspective that I have a lot to learn (don't we all). It is good to reminded of the precariousness of our situation as riders as often as possible.
Hopefully you will find our other videos and stories entertaining.
Marshall Balick- Traveling south on 2001 BMW F650GS