Cyclists can ride the roads of Fl safely and they can wear whatever they choose to wear even if it disturbs and titilates manly men (see Tribune article).
Ignorance is the main problem in misunderstanding and mishap among and between cyclists and other road users.
Anyone wanting to use bicycles for all they are worth should take a LAB cycling course. They should also balance their education with 2 excellent books: Urban bikers' Tricks & Tips by Dave Glowacz, and The Art of CYCLING-A Guide to Bicycling in 21st Century America by Robert Hurst.
Elite cyclists should take the time to experience utility cycling, which is what I mean by cyclists who use transit buses and can be seen riding the wrong way along all of Tampa's roads. Ride your bike to the grocery store, library, work or play. Please don't ride the wrong way on roads, but go ahead and mix it up with traffic using your knowledge, experience and judgement. If you encounter an unsafe bus, truck or motorist then report them. One of the hardest things for me to do is recall a license tag # when I'm pumped up. For buses get the 4-digit bus number (much easier to remember than tag #) and time. Call the agency and let them know that you're going to call the police too.