Originally Posted by Keith99
I know some signals, ones that last well over a minute for a full cycle where traffic is routinely backed up enough that it takes a couple of cycles to get through. Clearly there it saves a couple of minutes. Most such near me have a very wide right lane or even a dedicated right turn lane....
I'm not an idealogue when it omes to filtering up, or any aspect of how people ride. There are times when filtering up makes lots of sense, and time when less so. IMO the purpose of a forum is to make information available so that rider can make his own informed opinion about what's appropriate.
Actually I miss the old times when cycling tended to attract the type of people failed "works and plays well with others" on Kindergarten. Back then we'd exchange knowledge, but offer advice only if asked. Otherwise the general sentiment was "if it works for you, go with it."
That's still my general attitude, and nobody should ever feel obligated to explain or justify why he rides a certain way.