Re: ignorant drivers thread !!!!
"....a rural area and a small country town as by and large other road users are quite patient and courteous towards an old lady dressed in old fashioned style clothing who rides a variety of ancient bicycles....." --Intrepid Wheelwoman
You're more fortunate than we are here in America. In those rural areas that I've known, anyway, traffic has increased in volume and speed to the point that bicycling has to be approached with as much caution as needed in urban areas.
I suppose I shouldn't overstate it. The area I spent my late growing up and early adulthood in, for instance, is rolling hills, woods, etc. I still visit from time to time. The 70 mph autos on those narrow little roads certainly frighten me. It didn't used to be that way.
Still, if I were there with a bicycle I'd ride. But it would be reflective vest and one of those orange flags you mount on the rear axle. At least.