I'm trying a little experiment. I've ridden a little longer than a month on a 1.25 mile long stretch of road that has no other option than to take the lane. I've been riding in the center or center left for about the first month. I did this, as suggested, to be as conspicuous as possible. I have a decent understanding of how much it irks motorists from the frequency of honking and the birds flying out the windows.
Last week, I wondered what would happen if I rode center right or right track. Would the frequency of very angry drivers decrease and/or would I see an increase of "fly-bys," those motorists who don't change lanes?
I had 2 fly-bys while taking center or center left and about 1.5 honks a day. So far, after a week of exploring this new option, I've gone down to about .5 honks a day but within a week, I've had one fly-by.
What have you all noticed in terms of where you ride? When you take the lane, where do you ride and why?
(Of course, this is generally where you ride. I understand that moving around in the lane is necessary depending on road conditions.)