Freedom From Fear

By Mighk Wilson. Undoubtedly, one of the most common deterrents to bicycling is fear. Fear of motorists. Notice I said "motorists," not "cars" or "traffic." When people talk about bike safety, especially those who are afraid to bike on the roads, they aren?t much concerned about potholes or dogs or sand on the corner or their ability to control the bike. They fear the motorist they can?t see and who supposedly can?t see them. This fear is based on the belief that a significant number of motorists are likely to hit bicyclists while overtaking them. Does it happen? Yes. Is it common? Not at all . . .