Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicago SW burbs
Bikes: 2 many 2 fit here
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Although I typically choose residental streets over arterial routes when they present a reasonable option, they are not without their own hazards. For instance, animals, pets, children and balls or other toys darting into the road unexpectedly, not to mention parallel parked vehicles, with the possibility of sudden opening doors or movement of the vehicle to the left; as well, vehicles entering the roadway from driveways, typically in reverse. I think just naturally in this environment I reduce my cruising speed in favour of extra caution, not that I begrudge that.
On arterial roads you do get to move along at a decent clip, at least between lights and when not uphill.
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