T. and I did the full loop today. They aren't done at the funeral home, but the excavator was parked and the big scary hole isn't a hole any more, so we got to play to our heart's content. We came back briefly for a beverage, and then went out again to play on Durkee and Mallard, then came back again and ordered takeout and went to go get it. Where as I was setting up for my left turn into the parking lot, some idiot came blazing down Prospect at 40+ mph, and swerved around my left side. Good thing I had the sense to put my hand back down from signaling the turn and hit the brakes, or we would probably be dead. The lovely thing about acting like a car, is people treat you like a car. I seen accidents where a car passed on the left as the car they were passing was turning left. It wasn't pretty then, either. Apparently no one has any respect at all for that double yellow line.
On the way back, there were a half dozen mini vans and suvs I had to wave along. They were trying to let me cross the street, when I wanted to turn right and enter traffic. Since they were then going to pass me (and probably get into a header with some idiot barreling around the curve), I figured just let 'em go and pick a nice wide space.
Despite all that nonsense, it was a good day on the bikes.