...next to me in a left-turn lane while I'm waiting for the light to change. The passenger rolls down the window, and says something like, "Sir, you're really brave riding in traffic."
I give him my standard "I'm following the laws" blurb, and he says, "Oh, no, I'm not giving you a bad time. It's a compliment".
We chat for a bit while waiting at the light, and the two young gentlemen were quite impressed. They told me I had no fear, and I politely let them know I have a LOT of fear while riding, and am quite careful in traffic, especially. We laughed at that one, and they went on their way as the light changed.
Was a very cool moment, and a good reminder that most people on the roads are respectful of cyclists, and some even admire us.