I read all these awful stories about getting doored, swerved at, yelled at for taking the lane, almost killed, etc. And then there are these other threads where some of you get all upset about cyclists not following the law to the letter, and giving all cyclists a bad name.
Maybe I'm just close enough to NYC that the cagers are jaded enough not to be phased by minor obstacles such as cyclists, but I just don't have any aweful stories to report, and I'm far from a VC guy...I'll break any traffic law as long as it looks reasonably safe to do so and it keeps me moving, but none of this seems to phase motorists around here. Sure I've get cursed at or honked a couple of times a year, but the drivers around here here seem to deal with cyclists very well. The cages seem to hate eachother more than they hate cyclists. My biggest complaint is the occasional truck that passes me way too close...usually I end up chasing them down and reminding them to leave me some space. I normally get a polite apology and we each go on our way. Its a very different picture than the one usually described on this forum. Maybe I've just been lucky.