Here’s a follow up to my bike to work post.
It turns out that traffic is a lot lighter at 6:00 in the morning than at 4:30 in the afternoon. While it is interesting to travel faster than cars on the highway, it was also a little nerve-wracking without a shoulder. Most people were nice enough once they realized I was there, but a couple of cars hugged the white line (intentionally or not), making me unclip from my pedals and shuffle past or (*horror*) wait. Clearly, MA-27 in Sherborn and MA-16 in Holliston and Milford are worth avoiding.
The good news is that I know backroads which will help me skirt most of this traffic. The bad news is that the route is about four miles longer and a lot hillier. The good news about the bad news is that those extra fifteen to twenty minutes are good for me. Right?