I drive a two-lane, paved road every day. I tow equipment and horses daily on this road. Ninety percent of the road is double yellow on the centerline. It is double yellow because of blind corners and hills that prevent seeing what is coming. If I cross this double-yellow line on a normal day, I can be written a traffic violation. I know this first-hand, having received one.
I realize our "special" cyclists have the right to use our county roadways. I also know there is a white line next to the right shoulder that they should be riding to the right of, single file, thus allowing motorized vehicles to pass and stay in their lane. I know this, but apparently the "special" cyclists don't understand this or they are so "special" they don't have to follow this rule. Normal procedure, on my highway, is to come upon one or more cyclists riding in the driving lane of the road. I am then expected to slow to the cyclist snail's speed, honk my horn and receive abused glares while I try to pass them by crossing the double-yellow line.
My horses are special to me; more special than the spandex-covered cyclists. If the day comes that I cross the double-yellow line to pass a cyclist and a vehicle is coming and I must choose between my vehicle and horses or the cyclist, the cyclist is going to lose.