I like to make progress as the British say but I reserve my passing to US rules of engagement, on dotted yellow, with turn signals and spending as little time as possible in the opposite lane. That makes me an old fart and far from squirrely... I pass for fun usually not to save time. The best way to arrive early is the ride a steady speed on a completely empty highway, not particularly fast but steady. That happens in summer, not in January. And then there are accidents. Two people have died so far this year on the Overseas Highway which seems quite a low number considering how distractedly I see people drive. Last week a major wreck on Rockland Key backed up traffic for ten miles, so I stretched out in the grass for a few minutes and read my Kindle on my phone on Sugarload Key. When traffic started to move steadily I put my gear on and rolled into the traffic flow easily as cars fail to pay attention when they are in line and huge, unconscionable gaps appear in the stream of vehicles.
It's been a challenging winter so far, with unpredictable rain showers, some cooling just recently, but also lots of clouds and vast great swathes of traffic. All made much more fun for a squirrelly two wheeler!
We old men plod along and make progress our way.