. . . Well, probably not. But it's very odd that for over 2 months now I have encountered very courteous, kind drivers and have not had any "yellers", and "buzzes", no close calls or horn-honking. All drivers have been polite and have given me the right-of-way when it's mine.
I was thinking "Full Moon" but a FM doesn't last this long.
A couple of months ago I put my rear rack and panniers on the Black Knight bike and noticed drivers started behaving better around me (I posted a thread about it here), but after a week or so I decided to go back to the backpack and I took the rack off of the bike. So it's not the "Foreign Tourist Let's Be Nice" syndrome, as I theorized then.
I know it's not going to last; eventually I will start getting my evil-eye looks and my horn honks again. But I'm certainly enjoying this stretch of kindness, however unusual it might be!