Excellent forum by the way:
Can i first say that i am a complete newbie to commuting by bike and i have a question that hopefully some of you could answer. There are two possible routes that i can take to work:
1) 3.5 miles on a busy 3 lane road with many intersections and roundabouts. As i havent really ridden a bike since i was at school (i'm now 27!) i feel that i lack a little confidence especially when riding in traffic.
2) 3.5 miles along a pretty beaten up gravel towpath which obviously cuts out the traffic problem.
My question (finally!) is, can my new bike (a raleigh hybrid with semi slick tyres) cope with the second commute or am i going to have a daily problem with flats etc?
any comments would be welcome