I am having a big problem getting started in bicycling.
Here's some background info:
I will turn 49 in about a month. I am 6 ft tall and weigh 325 lbs. And type 2 diabetic. Cycling has always been a little hard for me because I never could get comfortable on a seat. Having passed that hurdle now I'm having a problem getting used to the idea of sharing the road with cars and trucks being driven by people who are too distracted by so many other things that they simply don't have time to drive.
I just can't get past this fear. I spent many years traveling extensively on motorcycles not having any fear of other drivers. But on a bicycle it's a whole other issue.
I should also mention that due to years of not managing my diabetes I have lost all vision in my left eye. My right eye has lost about 30% of it's vision. I need to get healthier in order to win this battle with diabetes and save the vision I have remaining in my right eye.
Not looking for sympathy here. Just trying to hear other's thoughts on sharing the road with cars.