ok, so i'm very new to recumbent riding. i'm on a trike w/ only 4 inches of road clearence between my tail and the road. (greenspeed GTC) i'm on a trike because i've already been hit by a driver from behind and it's painful to be on a DF. (fear factor! YES SIR/MAM!) and to tell the truth i'm terrified to get back onto the roadways. especially in the US and more importantly, the lovely californian drivers. (no offence cali peeps but ya all can't drive for nothing!) i'm currently in las vegas (same thing as cali drivers) and all the roads here seem to be 50 mph speed limits. i will say that it's got pleanty of space between the lanes and the curbs to ride in, but i just can't get over this over whelming fear i'm going to have someone in an SUV make a RHT right over the top of me because i'm so short on the roadway.
so anyone else had to deal w/ the terrified to ride feeling or am i the only one? i don't think i could survive another truck hitting me at 70mph. this kat's 9 lives are not something i'd like to test. i know if my better half were with me i wouldn't be anywhere near as scared to get out and ride but w/o him w/ me i'm just not sure i can do it. i mean here i've spent all this money on this dream bike (that i've wanted for years and finally have) and i haven't even test rode it yet cause i'm afraid i'll get squished. (that and i just threw my back out lifting her to get her out from the back yard to the front WITH help. btw vicodine suck!)
this sounds so stupid to even consider asking but i figure someone else is on a bent for the same reasons. just too painful to ride a DF. this is a stupid post!