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Riding along Bear Creek Parkway, roughly where shown - there's about four feet of shoulder on both sides of the road and double yellow "no passing" lines. Plus, there's a MUP off to the south of the road (indicated by arrow).
A car comes up behind.
The driver honks. The honk is distinctive enough that I wager even Chip "What's Behind me is not Important" Seal would have thrown a head check back.
I signal a right turn and move over onto the improved shoulder as soon as it is safe.
The car passes and I wave (clearly politely) & it appears the passenger of the car waves back, at least briefly.
I edge back into the middle of the main traffic lane immediately after it passes. The interaction is complete.
Question: What would YOU have done?
There IS "the rest of the story," but I want to hear comments FIRST.
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