On your regular commute and/or routes, please tell us to what extent, if any, does the role of same-direction faster traffic play in your decisions about where to ride in the road?
Do you decide where to ride entirely based on factors and conditions independent of faster same-direction traffic?
Or is the presence of faster same-direction traffic the biggest factor?
Or is it somewhere in between?
If you're between intersections on a quiet road with a wide lane and there is no faster same-direction, do you ride a few feet to the right of where faster traffic would be if it were there?
Or do you ride further left than you would if traffic was there?
If further left, how much further left?
When approaching an intersection where you're going straight, do you stay where you are near the right edge, or do you move left? How much of what you do depends on the presence of same-direction faster-traffic?
While in most threads the convention is to offer opinions and challenge them, and I'm one of the biggest "challengers", I request that this thread be an exception and for everyone to observe the following guideline:
Asking clarifying questions is okay, but, please, no debates or evaluations of others' posts in this thread.