How do you feel while riding on a busy street/highway, mixing it up with cars? I ride in the middle of the lane with "The Dragon Lady", my dual-engine girlie cruiser. I have to take that center lane of a 5-lane road because the side lanes peel off to the freeway and another ramp. I feel fine riding a short distance in heavy traffic on the curb lane. HOWEVER, I feel tense when I'm commuting to work and claiming that center lane. Speed limit is 35mph, I'm going 35-37mph. Cars aren't zipping close to me, so that's good. It's a two-mile stretch, but it seems like forever. I sense danger. If I take the bikepath, there's a good chance I'll get a flat tire along that stretch of road.