I can't walk out my door and ride more than a mile without encountering a steep and heavily travelled two lane road, so I don't. I usually put my bike on a car rack and drive at least a mile and a half to a nice, quiet, flat, picturesque rail trail. To make it worse, the three rail trails closest to where I live have had parts temporally closed due to highway construction. Now, I have to drive at least three to four miles from home to access my closest trail.
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