Comment 1157

By Rick Schrager (anonymous) | Posted September 29, 2006 at 23:08:11

I've been commuting by bike for over a year now. I live in Southern California - the weather is great most of the time. My community has plenty of paved bike trails and some deadly bike lanes due to poor planning.

In the last year I've been hit once (the driver did not stop) and countless near misses. The biggest hazard by far though comes from other cyclists! My average speed is 30 km/h and change. I am constantly amazed at how other cyclists meander cluelessly across the trials. Some days I feel much safer splitting lanes in traffic.

My only regret is that I waited so long to start commuting by bike. I'm fifty years old and hope to continue riding for whatever time I have left.

I make it to work in about the same time as I would driving and my parking space beats the CEOs.

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