So guys. What is up with the trend of bicyclists bicycling down the middle of the road instead of the BIKE PATH?
I'm not just asking this rhetorically... I am honestly curious why someone would opt to bike in the middle of 45mph traffic, when there is a perfectly maintained, paved, scenic bike trail like 2 feet to the right?
If there IS no bike path, then yeah, I understand why you'd have to bike down the middle of the road (although... keeping it to the margins would be rad too. Just sayin). But, the act of throwing yourself into traffic when there's a smooth, calm bike path just inches away is so mind boggling to me that l have to assume