WE HAVE AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF TRAILS that are easy to access and protected from cars. This makes riding alone very pleasant. We also have wide bike lanes on all major streets.
With our wide bike lanes cars aren't a big deal on a group ride. It's easy to see a group, especially when the crew are running tail and head lights.
But, when I'm alone I prefer the trail system. On the trails, I'm able to take my time and really enjoy the ride. They tend to be quieter, as well, which lends to space for reflection. Otherwise, I'm constantly looking over my shoulders, with my ears and spider-sense on high alert.
I may not always ride trails,
but when I do,
from this morning