My advice to anyone riding alone.
Ride alone in more built up areas, in other words where there are always people around, if something happens, you can be sure a Good Samaritan will make an appearance, this country has many good people. In the event of a crash or medical issue, in a more built up area you are almost certain that help will come from somewhere.
As for your own safety against bike jackers and attackers.
Its a risk one takes, but I can’t stress enough how some people just don’t have proactive practice of protection..Situational awareness is a skill that needs to be developed, and it can be done by accepting that there are many negatives around being out there alone on a bicycle.
As we accept the negatives, we start thinking proactively. Thinking proactively betters ones chances for when an undesirable moment was to happen.Train the mind and train the emotions. It could make all the difference in saving your life if things were to spiral out of control.
Yes,I weapon up (not with a firearm) And yes I’ve had some hairy moments and managed to get out of those situations. Work on that awareness, know your limits, learn how to be calm.
Stay away from danger areas, follow forums and groups where these areas are being flagged and spoken about.
Change your route and your times, these thugs love watching routine and act upon that, it’s every seldom you will just encounter a random opportunist.
If you feel vulnerable being alone, seek out the safest riding spaces and join a group of riders to make you feel safer about being out there.
Im off on a tangent again, sorry folks. Sometimes my fingers act with my thoughts.