O'k so here is my situation. I am 20 years old and live with my mom while going to college. I recently started riding my bike to lose weight and can consistently ride 10 miles a day for a good workout. I planned out a route that i would like to start riding that goes around my town. The route is a little over 10 miles long with some good hills and I'm trying to build up my endurance and speed. The problem though is that my mom is way to overprotective. She gets mad when I talk about starting to ride longer and farther. She wants me to just ride circles around the local middle school . She is afraid of me riding on the road with cars and is absolutely convinced that I'm going to be ran over by a crazy driver, even though I have been riding the roads that make up my route all month, just not all combined at once. I am a very safe cyclist and follow all traffic laws, and wear proper safety equipment. I know those things wont keep me 100% safe but It is the best I can do. I just need some advice on how I can get her to understand, and accept the fact that I'm going to go ride and be as safe as possible. I just don't like her trying to hold me back because she is afraid. In the end I can do whatever I want, I just want her support in doing it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.