Take in what is going on well ahead of where you are. Project yourself out 12 seconds whenever possible.
Knowing what is coming far ahead enables you to warn those behind you (lane weave, flashing your brake lights…) as to what is going on.
It also allows you to change lanes and smoothly ride past what may have put you in harms way.
Smooth is where its at.
RIDE SMART. RIDE OFTEN.