Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
We had a few drivers on the gravel roads in the area buzz us at speed.
While I got carted off in an ambulance, an officer was dispatched to pick up my bike and keep it in a van at the station where he met us when we could retrieve it. Turns out he runs the cops-on-bikes program in Loudoun County, and was in total agreement about the state of roads and bike safety out there. As he handed me my crunched Vaya he told me he owns two Salsa bikes with fat tires, tries to avoid cars, but that even some of the gravel roads he considers dangerous because of the drivers.

We need a Gravel Bike Comfort Map.

I am keenly aware that there are no guarantees anywhere, but where to ride with relative low stress is becoming a real question for me.