!cid_AE821E24ABDA11E1BF47DBCB72BCCC4E@snj-us-pcwp-705_us_kodak.jpgI want to venture out tomorrow morning with my bike. But I don't want to challenge myself THAT much. I've been riding around the streets and I'm already tired of looking at homes and yards. So, I thought I would try a short trail. Of course, it wasn't until after I left the state, that the last link I needed on the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail was completed. So that trail is unreasonable for me. Surprisingly, there are not alot of Rail-Trails in NC. At least not in Eastern NC. There are just a couple around me but the surface is gravel. There is a nice trail around here that goes along the river but even the LBS tells me to stay away from that trail because it's not safe. When people refer to somethig not being "safe", they aren't exactly talking about road hazards. It's personal safety and the crime rate has skyrocketed in the past 12-18 months. Shootings are occuring many times a week.
So, my question is, will my bike handle gravel? I'm riding a comfort bike. I have no idea what these tires are. I'm just not ready to get a hybrid yet.