So let's hear your constructive advocacy on the road.
Please no bashing cyclists.
The road east on Van Buren four lane narrow lanes.
I see a cyclist on the sidewalk going really fast.
I pass him while I take my lane ridding right in the middle of my narrow lane.
Then I see him take to the road (after awhile) and ride up behind me. I hear his bike coast.
I move over so he can pass on the right. He cycles up.
Now cyclist : Is ridding on the road really safer?
Commuter : a 100 times better.
Cyclist: You sure proved your point (he was watching me).
Ommuter: have a good day and good luck!
He passes and I trail.
He almost got right and left hooked a couple times by not taking the lane, but I guess you can't teach him everything while going 20 mph. I am just happy he saw for himself why not to ride on the sidewalk.
Nothing to extreme mind you, yet postioning yourself is key.
It reminded me people are watching you and you just might get someone off the sidewalk with out saying anything.