Join Date: Nov 2006
Bikes: 1980 Schwinn LeTour
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Originally Posted by goodogcarl
i take my dogs to an old old cemetery to play and would first of all like to ride the bike there. lots of landscaping and gently rolling paved paths. i'm not too wild about the thought of riding on streets . . .
You have to break yourself in slowly when talking about roads.
I was, and still am, rather uncomfortable when riding on roads. A mirror (for me, on the helmet) helps a great deal, as you can see drivers coming up behind you. Also, flourescent colors (ANSI green, orange) help in getting drivers to notice you. If you've got bike lanes or a Multiple Use Path, use those. (Don't go to Advocacy & Safety and ask questions until you familiarise yourself with ranting and raving here at Bike Forums
). It's much safer to ask here...
My wife showed me how to safely ride on roads. She's a nut on roads! But I'm still not a happy camper on them.