Originally Posted by Ian McDonald
I'm not a huge fan of roads, but roads are what connect where I am with where I want to go, so, what can ya do.
Hehe. I am with you there.
In my area, cutting through suburban backyards on horseback is highly frowned upon. Roads are also generally safer and easier than jumping neighbors 6-8ft stockade fencing. :)
When they start putting decent pubs, pizza places and KFC drive-thrus on the equestrian trails, I will have a reason to stay off roads. Even the "green belt" in this area requires crossing some fairly busy roads as different sections of trail connect.
For some, roadwork can be a good training tool. For others, it is an essential means of getting from point A to point B.