I've been on the mend from breaking my hip in April and have recently gotten back on the bike and riding on the street.
My riding style has been assertive, deliberate and very 'take the lane' for many years. I usually kept pace quite well with traffic and was quite adept at claiming lanes and make lefts on high speed roads.
Since returning to the bike two weeks ago (and riding with a crutch sticking out of pannier or saddlebag!) I am about half the speed I used to be while my muscles and leg sort out the recovery.
Taking the lane, being traffic, and making lefts on high speed roads IS different when the bicyclists' speed is 7-10 MPH.
I've still riding quite vehicular but also find myself able to ride closer to the edge of the road at slower speeds in marginally wide lanes when I'm moving 8mph versus 24mph.