so, I'm riding on the road now..
Yeah, so, after nearly a year of sticking to the sidewalks, I'm mostly confident enough to move onto the road. It's a pretty busy street, 6-8 lanes, usually pretty backed up in rush hour without a dedicated lane, just those "hey, bikes to go here" symbols.
Let sidewalk riding hate commence lol. They're almost always deserted, I almost never pass anyone on the ride.
Anyway, had a question about etiquette. Since this road is almost always backed up, should I remain behind the car in front of me and move with traffic (particularly at stoplights), or should I use the gap to continue moving up to the lights? No honks yet doing that, anyway.
Still getting sudden attacks of weakness now and then while I ride, have to slow to a crawl :(