1. got past the road works without a single car overtaking me
2. had someone actually slow and let me by before turning left rather than trying to t-bone me. Quite extraordinary.
3. shoulder checked where the road shoulder ends just before the dam turnoff so I saw the truck coming at me and hit the dirt. Kept the rubber side down too.
I am grateful every day for the combination of skill, luck and good karma that keeps me cycling.