do you ever feel frustrated avoiding certain roads or intersections that you wouldn't worry about if you were driving?
i remember moving from an area where i could ride a few miles through quiet neighborhood streets to an area that was surrounded on all sides by busy, high-speed arteries. i suddenly felt boxed in. it was like i was imprisoned in a castle surrounded by a moat or something.
how do you handle the obstacles that are a natural part of your commuting landscape?
may i suggest, this can be a very informative thread if posters feel free to speak the truth without fear of criticism. so please, do not comment directly about others' choices or preferences, just talk about your own experience and how you handle it. we are all intelligent enough to make our own choices. if you want to express your dissent openly, the Advocacy and Safety forum is right next door.