I'm not talking Florida as much, because they seem to have wider roads and some bike lanes, but Georgia has these tiny two-lane roads going through the countryside that would be great to ride, but HUGE trucks are going down them at high speeds.
Do you guys actually ride those little country roads? If so, do you just assume that cars will see you and be able to avoid you?
I ride in Peachtree City, commuting mostly with a few fun rides, but never long distance. We have a paved bikepath system that rarely takes us on the roads, and the roads we do ride are just residential, not highways. However, I would like to do some rides outside my town and was wondering what most people do to stay safe.
It just seems to me that riding across the state would be a situation in which tons of cars and trucks pass by at high rates of speed and that it would be easy to get hit.
Am I missing something? Is it a safety in numbers thing that riders do?
Thanks for any replies to such a newbie question.