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Old 06-24-2016, 02:16 PM   #31
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Location: Keene, NY
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Long time bike commuter in a very busy city, and have more than a few miles on open roads up here...

My advice to OP is to stay as far to the side as you can when cars are coming up on you. Wear bright colors and setup your bike with lights or flags to make yourself as visible as reasonably possible. Ride single file if you are with others. Realize the car is going to win every confrontation, so ride defensively and yield when in doubt.

In other words, do what you can to protect yourself and minimize the chances of an accident, but don't worry about the things that are out of your control. Life is too short.

Oh, and have fun!
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