PM Summer, the author of Cycle*Dallas sent me a link to the video below. This was a subtle response to one of my recent rides where I was forced to venture off the bike trail and into real traffic.
The video is from the Cyclist View web site. This site has a bunch of videos and traffic diagrams explaining the basics of riding in traffic. In the short time that I've spent going through these videos it looks like one of the main strategies for riding in traffic is to take up the right lane when there isn't much room on the right and force following traffic to deal with you like they would a slow moving car. They've also have some pretty good links including an article from the Florida Bicycle Association called "Freedom from Fear".
I am going to work on my traffic riding skills. Am I going to jump up on Bryant Irvin Road on a Friday afternoon and practice? Probably not but I definately don't want to limit my rides to areas that can only be reached by a bike lane or empty neighborhood street.