As some of you may know, I'm a mountain bike racer that just got a road bike for training purposes. Before I got the road bike my "road" training rides were about 12-15 miles of darting in and out of traffic, jumping curbs, riding down stairs, bunny-hopping potholes, cutting through parks and woods, and the like, not serious urban, but what a normal teen would do with a fast, light hardtail mountain bike. Can't really do that with my road bike (at least not yet ). So I've been planning a 30-40 mile loop on hilly back roads and wide shouldered main roads. One problem, a little over half way through I run into a traffic circle that I have to go straight through. I'm a little leary about driving in one of these things with my truck, nevermind 20 miles into a bike ride. You have to trust too many motorists too much in a traffic circle, and you know they won't give me the respect I deserve on a bike. So how should I approach it, confidently just act as a car and try to demand respect from the drivers, try to skirt my way around it through parking lots of businesses around the traffic circle, or find a different route?