I find it the same. Certain times of the day like 2-5pm are barely worth riding locally unfortunately one of my commuting times is 2:30 in the afternoon or 3:30 depending on the week. So often I have no choice but to suffer through it. And despite being able to make good time on a bike some motorists are downright ignorant about getting passed in traffic. My other commuting times are either 6:00am or midnight so atleast one direction is sure to be quiet.Not sure where you are in the OK, but I've noticed an uptick in traffic in Vernon, too. Lots of tourists, as is summer tradition. Seems to mostly be during the 2-5pm time frame. Outside of that it's pretty quiet and painless.