Nice weather all week, heading into a three day weekend for me. Exception was this morning; an overnight temperature inversion had trapped smoke in the Anchorage bowl from a couple of wildfires burning down south, leaving town thick with smoke, especially here in East Anchorage where my commute starts. I was smart enough to remember to grab my lights, but neglected to grab a face mask or bandana. I tend to go hard on the ride in, averaging between 17 and 21 mph on an empty early morning MUP, depending on how late I'm running. After 25 minutes of moderate to hard breathing, I was start to feel the smoke in my lungs by the time I got to work, and then for the rest of the day; even now, when I breathe deeply, I can feel it. Thankfully I have a few days to recover.
"Right turn, Clyde").
On a narrow vehicle like a bicycle or motorcycle, sticking your right arm out is actually highly visible to both rearward and forward road users. Seriously, it's super obvious; the only road position that you can't see it from is directly to the left, to which user your signal is unnecessary information. You should give it a try.
FWIW, a number of states and municipalities have written into their statutes that motorcyclists and bicyclists can use right arm signals for right hand turns. Up here the few motorcyclists that hand signal their turns use their right arms for right turns; I've never seen a motorcyclist use the old bent-left-arm signal. I've shared the highway with these guys, and their right turn signals are very obvious, even from the comfortable, mind-numbing depths of my motor vehicle. And ever since I switch over to signaling with my right arm, I've had zero confusion and zero conflict with motorists over my right turns.