I've been commuting four days per week since Jan 31 of this year. I have a 12 mile round trip commute, with three miles each way along a busy two lane (each direction) road.
My experience has been very positive, I claim the lane and drivers change lanes and pass me. I have not been yelled at, honked at, or had any negative experiences until today.
I'm riding along the busy road, claiming the lane, at about 18 mph. I have a red light about 200 yards ahead of me that I'm hoping to time correctly, when a guy in a Honda Fit passes me in the same lane. His car is maybe four inches from my handlebar. As soon as he passes me he has to start breaking for the light. I'm only a few feet from his bumper. We both stop at the light where I attempt to have a discussion with him; however, he won't roll down his window, or even look at me.
I just wanted to let him know that I have been passed by hundreds if not thousands of cars and he is the first and only ***hole to put my life in peril.