Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Trust your instincts, Kathy. Bridges can indeed be dangerous. If you worry about being seen from behind on an inside corner, consider moving FARTHER into the travel lane, so that motorists will see you sooner. Wear bright colours. When approaching any steel plate or grid, particularly a wet one, slow down in advance and focus on maintaining your travel line and your balance. Support your local cycling advocacy group (start your own, if necessary) and get to know your city traffic engineer. Perhaps you can get the speed limit reduced on the bridge. Don't laugh, skeptics -- the California Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego and Orange Counties Coalitions have won several significant victories for on-road bicycle accommodations and safety.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069