Originally Posted by brucemg51
What you're riding is a bicycle, not a motorcycle. Whatevery speed you're traveling you should be far enough off the side of the road that drivers of cars will have no trouble passing you. If you're not, you are the one at fault, not them for wanting to pass you.
I ride for my safety NOT the rude, dangerous people that get pissed because they didn't leave early enough to get where they're going on time. If that means I claim my lane then so be it, if they don't like I suggest they don't drive.
When I drive, I will always give bikes plenty of room, if I cannot pass them safely then I stay behind them, I've got plenty of patience and I leave early so I am never rushing to get somewhere.