Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Out here (in Iowa) we usually ride with the traffic, on the shoulder. Most cars are respectful (they'll slow down and move into he opposite lane to pass; if it's a blind corner or there's oncoming traffic, they'll drive slowly behind us until we wave them around.) On bridges, we ride right down the center line, and the cars will actually stop and wait until we're off the bridge and back on the shoulder.
Of course, in my area, there aren't any riding trails, so everyone rides on the road. Anyone who isn't a local is a tourist or "city folk", and they slow down for pictures.
I had 2-Pak flip out once and three people stopped to make sure I was OK. ^_^;