Avoiding Traffic


I’ve learned a few things filming the rides I do with the Cycliq Fly6 taillight/camera. One of the purposes, I believe, of the camera is to capture video proof of dangerous road users. Mainly vehicles that may endanger you or harass you while you are out using the roadways legally.

The biggest thing I’ve learned is, I’m really good at taking low traffic roads most of the time. I don’t get passed by a whole lot of vehicles. I don’t think I do this consciously. I just take routes that are lesser traveled.

I’ll even take the alleyways through business districts or residential neighborhoods.


I know a handful of alleys in my town I can go for 10 or 15 blocks and avoid a lot of traffic congestion. I usually have the alleys all to myself. Any vehicles I meet in an alley are typically traveling at a very slow rate of speed.

Need to bypass some traffic. Check out the alleys.

Happy Riding.

3 thoughts on “Avoiding Traffic

  1. bribikes February 2, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    And they make for some interesting pictures as well! Thanks for sharing them 🙂

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  2. Anon February 2, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Took to the back alleys of Stafford myself this evening, but mainly to avoid speedhumps! You do need a bit of local knowledge though, the alleys I was using don’t end up where one would expect.


  3. capejohn February 3, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Riding off the beaten path, so to speak, is much more mellow. Although, dodging Austin and Molly while they are texting has it’s moments. At least they will justify the expense of your camera.


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