Trike specific road safety, concern
My worst fear was realized yesterday while on a random road ride as I was climbing a rather steep section of road, very slowly, coming over a blind hill. A couple of vehicles met at the same moment as one was illegally passing me and nearly caused an accident. Unfortunate to say, but this condition exists several times no matter which way I leave the house. Overall I would call the area very conducive to trike riding, especially during the week days, but there is no way around my being met with this exact issue time and time again with either of the routes I use to leave.
My trike is flagged and I use blinkies. I always wear a brightly colored shirt while riding the bent on the road. At the time I was climbing I was practically in the ditch, but there was no shoulder to "retreat" to. I have been met with mostly positive experience with drivers on the road so far but have to admit I was a bit shaken by the encounter.
Is it one of those grit your teeth and hold on deals you just get "used to"?