I'm new to the commuting scene. You guys riding on the road or sidewalk? The road is way smoother, but I don't want my face to get way smoother.
Some of the roads in my town have bike lanes and some don't. An EMT friend of mine always tells me stories of cars veering into bike lanes and taking out bikers. But, riding on the sidewalk is rough and annoying.
Lately I've been doing a bit of both. I ride on the road in my small neighborhood, on the sidewalk on the big roads and then hop onto the road to cross the street when there is a gap in the cars or if something is blocking the sidewalk.
What to do?