I always behave -- whether driving a car, walking or riding a bike. Like Matagi, hubby and I ride in the country. The roads here are incredibly dangerous. We both would prefer to ride in the city than amongst logging trucks, buses that don't fit on the road, and heavy traffic tooling at 100kmh.
You can see how we ride at http://www.teenyman.com/bike/road/
but if you don't want to read all the gobbledeegook I have to say about the roads, then you can just look at the pictures, in particular:
http://www.teenyman.com/bike/road/ride8 ... scurve.jpg
http://www.teenyman.com/bike/road/ride1 ... horror.jpg
Obviously, we don't have a chance to become bad bicyclists because we are too busy trying to stay alive. By the way, they improved this road -- spent two months on it at least, and it is just as bad as ever.
There is one guy that drives me nuts though. He commutes every day on Monash Way. Near dusk, he rides toward Churchill with the traffic when there is a perfectly good sealed shoulder a metre and a half wide to his left. I think he gives bicyclists a bit of a bad name because he is enforcing his *right* to be amongst the traffic when it is probably safer and smarter to be on the shoulder.