Well I went for it. I took that path that I said was a bit scary. I only had one moment that really concerned me, a truck tried to beat me to a turn. Yes I made my signal and all but he was determined. I noticed during my ride there are several (Share the road) bike signs along that path I took. Today's ride was 7.5 miles which is my longest ride so far. I have to say I was a bit disappointed that my kids school and the park were so close! I extended my ride through my neighborhood to make up for mileage and time. I have ridden 17.4 miles in the past 7 days (3 rides). Strava is an awesome app.