Recently in Out on the bike Category
What you see here is my bike on the shoulder of Hwy 40 in Bush, LA. I traveled about 10 miles of Hwy 40 on my route this afternoon. This is about the standard width of shoulder on this highway. It gets a little wider at some spots (Maybe 12 inches) and narrower to non-existent in other spots. It is not all that well-traveled, though. Maybe a dozen cars passed me. When I come upon a cycler when I'm driving, I slow down and wait until I have a clear shot to zoom around them so that they couldn't get into my path even if they wanted to. I have no idea how much experience the cycler has or how much control he/she has over the bike. I assume they will fall down or drift into my path if I let them. Unfortunately, almost everyone else does the same thing. When I'm on the bike, I just want vehicles to get past me. No lallygagging back there. I can stay on even a narrow shoulder like the one pictured for a good while but not indefinitely. It's like walking a tightrope. Just do it already.