So I had a conference to go to this morning and all my business casual clothes were dirty. So I put on a tan summer suit and tie and hopped on my very dignified 1974 Raleigh Sports. Throughout my 4-mile ride, motorists went out of their way to clear a path for me. One guy tilted in his mirror, another car stopped in traffic scooted over so I could pass and several cars yielded to me as I negotiated the 4-lane trafic circle around city hall. A cab even stopped turning and waved me by as we both prepared to make a left turn against traffic. It has to be the suit and tie, right? You think it is because they saw me as an inexperienced cyclist who might crash into them, or what?