I get several close calls every ride and along with general abuse and harassment when road riding this year I'm seriously thinking about going back to MTB, which I've barely done for the last couple of years...
I used to think I could pretty reasonably guarantee my own safety on the road by riding legally, taking primary, wearing hi-vis and helmet and lighting myself up like an Xmas tree when it's dark.
But this year has been one incident after another of being driven at, run off the road, close passes, verbal abuse etc etc. It's spoiling my riding and I don't feel safe anymore - just feels like a matter of time before I get knocked off. Even on a club ride where you get safety in numbers it's doesn't feel safe.
At least with MTB I largely choose my level of risk... and the woods are a much more peaceful place to ride.
It's a terrible state of affairs to feel like this. Anyone else?