Guys, I took my 1st ride on major roads today. 30-45 mph limit. Hated it! All this time I have been riding side streets and sidewalks. It looks like I will be selling my Sirrus LTD soon as I have no need for a road bike with flat bars as my Cannondale Hooligan is probably much better for just riding sidewalks, jumping curbs and away from main streets. I don't see any enjoyment wondering if a 18 wheeler is going to run over you since you don't have a prayer of gassing it like a motorcycle and getting out of trouble. 2 cars messed with me today and got close for no reason.
I have been riding motorcycles for 10 plus years.
So it looks like another hobby I overdid and went overboard with in a short period of time. You guys must remember I bought and sold a bunch of bikes.
I will post some pics of my new Hooligan when it comes in next week.
All in all I think its safer on a motorcycle than on a bicycle period. I wear a full face helmet, and proper gear. I think bicycles are fun but not for me in the road cycling sense.