When encountering a cyclist while driving in your vehicle there are a number of options. Feel free to try each one and select the one that best suits your driving style and needs:
A. Slow down and follow behind the bicyclist. Tailgate the bike and do not attempt to pass even if the opportunity presents itself.
B. Pull out to the left a minimum of 6 feet. If you lack spatial awareness or have no confidence in your driving ability use the oncoming lane.
C. Speed up above posted speed limit and race past the cyclist. Compromise the safety of the cyclist if necessary for you to save 4 seconds on your commute.
D. Combine B and C to ensure you make up for time lost on your encounter with the cyclist. If possible jeopardize all others using the road.