What shall i if im scared of riding my bike on the road?

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  1. beachbabe

    beachbabe Banned

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    Well i got a new bike one year ago and havent even used it that much it was brand new, and some stupid little kids stole parts of my bike when i was out shopping :(  so i havent fixed it since then.

    Because its still in new condition i really want to use it. For fun mostly and exercise. The thing is im scared of riding on road and i dont intend too. I want to ride it in the woods but im the only one if my family who has a bike lol and my parents and myself are scared of going on the woods incase their is murders, serial rapists on the go.

    :(  so where can i ride it safely?
     
  2. Prowl_Delta_31

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    There are no bike paths or hiking trails around you? I doubt you'll find a murderer or serial rapist in those areas.
     
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    Sorry:confused2 
     
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    Find out if your city has bike paths or hiking trails.
     
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    Use the sidewalk like I did when I was a kid

    Just be careful that no one is walking on it which is rare nowadays
     
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    Get over your fear. Ride it in the road. Where bright clothing, use your hand signals, and get out of the way of cars.
     
  9. aussiehippy

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    Ride it in the woods, serial murderers or rapists are uncommon enough that it shouldn't really be a worry.
     
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    I got hit by a car while riding my bike when I was 15. I'm 33 now, and haven't been on a bike since.
     
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    Watch this video and learn how to ride a bike on the street.

     
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    I can't ride a bike :drunk 

    Just go in the streets or sidewalk around your neighborhood. That's where I skate and there hasn't been a problem
     
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    Just carry a tarantula with you at all times, hopefully that will hold off most of the rapists, if not all.
     
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    Use a stationery bike
     
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    Gotta watch though, there is a town nearby that has made it against the law to ride on the sidewalk. That is mostly b/c there is lots of trails and parks to ride in...
     
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    Don't be a pussy. Take that shit in the middle of the road and ride between vehicles, play chicken with oncoming traffic, and do some sweet BMX'er tricks.
     
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    The best way to be safe in the woods is to do like a lot of animals out there and mimic the look of your aggressor.

    You may want to start here.
     
  18. ckhtiger

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    this. I'm a cyclist and bike commuter, and I was going to mention that this is probably the easiest way to get comfortable riding in the street. you've got to become familiar with how the bike handles before you try riding off road on trails, or you might get hurt. as far as murderers and rapists in the woods? please. yeah, if you live in a prison town and someone makes a jailbreak they might head that way because there's less of a chance of being spotted, but other than that, you're safer out there than you are in a city.
     
  19. RabidYak

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    If you are going to take it into some woods, make sure you tell us which ones.
     
  20. nkelsch

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    Well, at least if a serial murderer or rapist attacks you, you should be able to ride faster than he can run.

    But if you get attacked by a rapist on a bike, you are in trouble!
     

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