SO it's your first week or two on the bike, and you find things are coming at you pretty fast...perhaps too fast for your comfort, even though you are only sitting on the speed limits. This could simply be a matter of getting your mind and eyes used to the experience of riding, or you are riding too fast for your level...but quite often it is because you are'nt looking far enough ahead. If you focus your attention on what's going on right in front of your front wheel, you don't get enough time to take everything in....Lift your gaze and scan further ahead. This will give you more time to take everything in...effectively making things 'slow down', and give you more time to react to what's happening ahead. Of course, If you are riding too fast - free to slow down!.