Other than the shorts on Wall Street trading desks, I think cyclists quite possibly may be the only group as a whole to benefit from the prolonged recession. Every time I go out, I marvel at how little traffic there is.
Yesterday, I thought I was going to make it all the way up Lake Washington Blvd. from Seward Park to the turn off for the I-90 Bridge without being passed by a single car.
Only at the very end of the three mile stretch did I have a group of three cars pass me, and this was at 12:20 PM!
Perhaps if I had been riding with a light tailwind instead of into a light headwind…