Google ate my attempted response, so here goes again. Sorry if this double posts later.
Bruce said: “If there's no room to be passed, I signal that and take the lane. Once there is room I move over and wave them around. It works for me.” Sweet! I attempt much the same thing, but with mixed results. Could you help me understand what “not safe to pass” signal you use? I find that 2/3rds of drivers either ignore it or are ignorant of the meaning it. One driver told me “I don’t speak bike.” I wanted to ask if he spoke common sense, but common sense prevented me from asking. Shrug. Grin. I use the “slow” signal: left arm straight out, forearm bent down 90˚, palm open, facing backwards. Sometimes I’ll swing my palm back and forth to try and get their attention if they are not slowing down and it’s not clear. I never cease to be amazed by how often drivers pass when they can’t see if it is clear ahead. Also, I never signal for cars to pass me. Too much “but he said it was OK!” excuse for failure to be smart. Instead, I just smile and wave. With abandon, Patrick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.