True, cyclists are not a threat to the safety of motorists in whatever way or form... the only interference IMHO it causes with a motorist is a test of their tolerance, patience, sense of sharing the road with other users, including cyclists. I read the posts above about groups and cyclists riding wide.. PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOW REFERRING SPECIFICALLY TO RIDING IN THE CRADLE ... this is one of the few, if not the only area I know, where cyclists can and should have the safety to ride wider... what is the rush of motorists to race through the Cradle ... this is not a highway or freeway.. I so often experience motorists with bicycles on the rack behind their cars, having just completed their own rides then drive at speeds exceeding the speed limit past riders still on the road, which is 60km/h along many of sections.. why can't we all not try to exercise a bit more patience and drive in a way that we contribute to safety to all using the road in the Cradle? I try MOST OF THE TIME to ride left of the yellow line when a vehicle approaches from behind, have a little rear view mirror on my handle bar.... frequently the car's left wheel touches the yellow line next to me... there is no oncoming traffic, why not drive a little wider of the rider? In some instances I also need to avoid pieces of broken glass bottles on the shoulder and forced to momentary ride to the right of the yellow line... How much effort does it take from a motorist to veer slightly to the right?? I have frequently been one of the few riders in the Cradle early on a cold morning this winter, going downhill from Bidon to the traffic circle at the bottom of Rhino, a lady in a Fortuner screams up the hill in the opposite direction, overtaking another vehicle with the wheels of the Fortuner touching the yellow line on my side of the road and forces me to the extreme left hand side of the shoulder almost completely off the road .. this section has a speed limit of 60km/h. This happened more than once with different drivers but I have encountered the lady driver in her Fortuner on several occasions... I would love to have a conversation with her and ask why she can't wait a few seconds longer and overtake the other car once they have passed the cyclist going in the opposite direction...??? Why overtake another car in a section where the speed limit is 60km/h? I believe this type of behaviour goes beyond free-flowing traffic.. this I think is a reflection of aggression.. we are in many ways a strange society... this and the behaviour of many motorists I believe is also bolstered by hiding behind anonymity .. I will do it because it is unlikely that I will be identified and I can get away with it... sad sad sad!