Last night I got the hint, it couldn't be anymore obvious. Major government officials from several large countries combined with big business CEO's don't want me to lose weight and have conspired to stop me from riding
Attack dogs, sharp rocks, CIA assassin posing as little old ladies who didn't see me, global warming, etc etc etc, I overcame it all.
But they won...
They took away my road.
This wonderful, low-traffic, good condition country road that I use...last night I got onto it and saw what was left. A bumpy, rock strewn dirt path that leads for miles and miles. Some sort of industrial road-eating machine ripped the pavement off leaving a surface pock-marked with little square dents, loose dirt and more sharp rocks than you can count.
Ah ha! I have an alternate route...ride down this side road, okay this little road hasn't been touched, a mile later I get to it...and THEY TORE THAT ROAD UP TOO!
So I am down to unsafe farm roads (high speed limit, no shoulder), highway access roads, and another path that I use on the weekends because traffic on it is far too high during the week.
Any thoughts on the lesser of these evils?