Portland may be the US utopia for cyclists, but we have plenty of folks here who for some unfathomable reason hate bicycles on the road. I did pass one guy this morning riding a bad stretch of road, where the little bit of shoulder sort of comes and goes. It’s a narrow two-lane stretch, 55MPH speed limit (I refuse to ride it). I guess it’s been built up in some places over the years, but it’s not uniform all the way down the road. Anyway, this guy was not in the shoulder portion, he was kind of out into traffic, no lights on the bike, kind of dark clothing. Even I was a little annoyed. He could have pulled over into a driveway for a few seconds to let the clump of cars behind him get by, but he didn’t (and yes, I have done that).
But there was this incident yesterday, on one of the roads I was on, Boones Ferry. At least this time witnesses were able to get details to the police and the two in the pickup truck were arrested and charged. (I had reached my car and was long past this area when it happened.)