Im buying a bicycle. I want it for riding errands locally, as part of my green living and as a mode of cardio. A national charity has a local bike shop that raises $$$ for kids by selling used bikes.
I picked it out on Friday and will be taking a test ride, getting a basket attached etc then paying on Tuesday. I havent rode a bike in 10+ years and that was in a huge park and I currently feel a weird sense of anxiety about riding on city streets like I will get hit. Maybe b/c I havent ridden a bike in the street since childhood. I guess I need to relearn the bike rules of the road...Am I tripping or is it normal to feel this anxiety?
I dont even know anything about bike locks, helmets...
That stuff wasnt even really used when I frequently rode bikes lol