On my way out of town, a motorist passed me and honked while telling me to get off the road. I was to the right, causing no hinderance whatsoever. This person was experiencing some frustration simply from seeing me on a bike on the road. I wonder if she just felt uneasy, not wanting to be responsible for any possible accident that could occur between my bike and her car. Nonetheless, her ignorance of my rights to be there was apparent.
On my way back into town, I saw a person on a bike in the bike lane. That would be great, except she was riding toward me in the same bike lane! She was going against traffic (very dangerous for a cyclist) not to mention that this particular spot has the bike lane up against parked cars. You can be doored just the same going in either direction, and she was really hugging the side of the lane closest to the cars. The other side of the street did not have a bike lane, so I assume she was afraid to be over there without it, thinking since she was in a bike lane (even though facing opposing traffic) that she was safer. This is far from the truth. A motorist most likely would not expect to see a cyclist coming toward them on their right side. Remember, a bike should be driven like a car as much as is possible. This increases your safety, and puts you in the best visible position for motorists.