And as far as your comment (in the sensationalism thread) that you might agree with me if you lived where I lived, I bring to your attention the several incidents of bike lane deaths due to inadvertent drift that we've talked about on this forum, which took place in Portland and the surrounding area. If you think you're immune, you're fooling yourself. Now, it's true that the likelihood of it happening to you (or me) or any one cyclist is very low, but several cyclists are killed by this phenomenon every year. As far as I'm concerned, most if not all of them could have been prevented by minor adjustments in cyclist behavior alone. Why not
promote a general acceptance among cyclists that reduces the chances of anyone falling vicitim to same-direction inadvertent drift, and, more importantly, to hooks and crosses from cross-traffic? What's the downside of promoting the Cyclecraft methodology (use a conspicuous centerish lane position during significantly long gaps in same-direction traffic, rather than keeping to the right or in the bike lane)?