So a friend and I like to do night rides frequently. For some reason, he's almost scared of going on public roads because "it's night out and people are crazy on the roads at night. I'm not risking it." So he sticks to the sidewalks.
I'm wondering, is it a bad thing to be scared to go on the roads? As a cyclist, I would think that it would be un-cyclist of him to not want to ride on the roads. I'm always trying to convince him to stay on the roads, but it always seems like he's being a "wuss."