So I get home normally around 5 and take bike rides before dinner. I live right in the middle of several roads that have moderate traffic (not stop and go, more slow driving). I have routes that take me down these roads but I have been some what concerned about them.
The main road I want to ride on is 2 (1 each way) and with very narrow shoulder if one at all. I dont stay on this road the whole time but I would uses it on the way back in my loop. I understand I have a right to be on the road like a car but their are a couple risks with it. Were their is no shoulder I feel a driver might try and pass me but do something stupid because they are frustrated with me being their.
So my question is, is it really worth riding in traffic and just being careful? or is it better to take the side walk for the parts that have no shoulder?