I have some questions as I am having to ride on the roads more often. I am not talking about side streets or roads with a nice big shoulder. I am talking about a 2 lane in each direction, a shoulder on each side with a lot of cars parked in them, some turning lanes thrown in the mix and speed limit is 40.
When riding, should I be in the lane completely as to not have any one pass me on my left unless they go in another lane. So it would be one lane car, other lane bike
should I be in the right lane over to the right so if a car comes up they would be able to pass me while maybe moving over slightly but it would be possible to be car in one lane and car and bike in the other lane.
It seems that I should take the whole lane and not be swerving around parked cars but if I am not in the center or further left cars try to pass me and then cut right back in front with out ever really "switching lanes".
Any tips as it is quite scary being fairly new and having so many impatient drivers.