Let's leave the macho "your a puss" talk aside, shall we? Cheap shots are boring.
"BOR-ING, SYDNEY... BORING BORING BORING.... EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!!!" sorry =)
Riding to work, I must admit that going through the city at rush hour, there are times when I feel apprehensive and quite vulnerable. I do ride confidently and assert my presence, but I will let people go, etc. on two-lane roads when they get impatient. But I get to feeling like "shit, one thing goes wrong here, I'm street meat".
The scenario I hate worst is on a busy 30-35mph road (like Hampton, Kingshighway, Big Bend for locals) and the left lane STOPS because some knob didn't use a signal or whatever, or wants to let the whole world turn left in front of them. I just KNOW some asshole won't look some day, and will turn right in front of me or bolt from the left lane impatiently right into my path. If I slow down too much, I risk asshole #2 on his cell brushing his metrosexual hair in his Tahoe behind squishing me. If I don't, I risk #1 or #3. If I move over too far to the side, I risk a door opening taking me out.
I guess it's just par for the course, and I'll get used to it. I feel actually far better on a moped than a bicycle though, and it has better brakes... normal shit, would you say?