This comment from fellow touring cyclist David Irvine.
The Yehuda Moon comic strip has some interesting commentary from its readers. Here is a link to comment about bikers sharing the road with cars and trucks:
The Scottsboro ride had elements of an epiphany for me; namely, I really detest what rumble stripping does to destroy what little bike lane may be available on a highway shoulder; and I really detest sharing the road with dense car traffic when there is absolutely no bike lane or shoulder (i.e., the ride into Winchester when the local school let out). I agree with the blog writer Hembrow about "shared space", it's a bogus concept, at least around here. Give me a rail-trail, a bike lane, a rural road, or a highway with a bike lane type shoulder; I don't want to "share" my space any more. Getting crabby in my old age.