Road biking is addictive. It’s a great way to stay/get in shape, and explore the area where you live. Tip, never ride far without a spare tube. I’ve been road biking for about half a year, and the San Gabriel riverbed is my main training ground. It stretches for nearly 50 miles without stoplights. I’ve heard of “gang activity” but haven’t seen anything shady going on… but hopefully my blistering speed on the Giant TCR will outrun their knives and guns! Nothing quite beats the feeling of going 30mph under your own power and hearing nothing but the wind passing by.