Yesteray afternoon, I was riding on a country road just entering a small town (think I had just hit the 35mph zone). I was pretty close to the right side of my lane when a car came up from behind and passed me while simultaniously meeting another car. This was just a two lane road and the car passing me (white chevy blazer) skimmed by me with perhaps 12 inches of clearance. My question to all of you more experienced than me....Should I have been closer to the middle of my lane, thereby forcing that vehicle to wait the 2 or 3 seconds to properly pass me? I seem to be getting this a lot. Cars pass me so closely even when no-one is coming from the other way. Rather than swing wide they skim right by. This points out the value in the previously discussed mirrors and not swinging out to avoid a pot hole or something about the time you're being closely passed.