Just getting back into cycling, have been an avid roadie before, and went full bore again - Lemond/105 bike, full kit, clipless pedals etc.
The news is whats bugging me.
Here in Atlanta we had a cager viciously and violently run down an experienced cyclist, and a second incident this week where a distracted SUV ran off the road striking a girl. She only suffered a severe leg injury, but it was caught on video and looked horrifying.
A year ago up here in Dahlonega an experienced cyclist was hit head on and killed by another distracted driver at Neels Gap, where I plan to start my Gap training soon. She was the sister-in-law of a someone I went to school with.
I got out of cycling in 2009 after retiring from the Coast Guard and moving to N.GA - some cagers opened their door clipping me intentionally while descending a steep hill at over 28mph. Kid was hanging out the open door flipping me off as they drove off.
I got the bike I now have because I'm tired of sitting here rotting, I hate exercise, and love to ride. When I ride this new (old Lemond) bike, I have it all dialed in and I feel like I'm sailing. I live closer to Dahlonega now, and so far no cagers, which I've heard for some reason they just leave you alone compared to the next town down.
At 50, am I the only one here that thinks about this?