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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-11-2017, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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How safe is it to ride a bike nowadays?

I knew a lot of people who died from riding a bike and most of them died tragically, so my questions is, is it still safe to ride a bike or is it better to opt for 4 wheels?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-11-2017, 09:35 PM
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Are you serious? If so, ****..........
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-12-2017, 02:38 AM
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2 wheels are ALWAYS much safer. MUCH.
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i know its kinda repulsive question here, but personally i would say: never ever be afraid of riding bikes, many accidents happen because of it or distraction. you need to show some respect also when riding along with car or trucks. you will learn a lot with seat time.
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Street riding today as compared to 40 years ago is much more dangerous. I've been riding that long and have seen the changes in driver behavior - everybody is impatient, distracted, not looking for anything else especially us bikers. Even with bike headlamps automatically on cagers still don't see us.

One must be super-defensive almost paranoid that nobody sees us and expect that vehicle is going to pull over or out on you, turn left in front of you even though you make eye contact they're looking right through you. This may sound ridiculous however I feel it's helped me to stay collision & crash free for many years.

Save your canyon carving for track days, you'll be amazed at how racing & track days will slow you down on the street. Ride with your high beam during the day, it will also leave you with low beam should high burn out. Blind spots - don't put yourself in them if possible, move around in the lane, change lanes, pass when safe, just be alert, aware, prepared and by all means wear protective gear!

Ride smart & stay safe🏍😀.
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If there wasn't some element of danger involved it wouldn't be as exciting.
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4 wheel vehicles are always inherently more safe and I have to imagine with roads being more congested and drivers having more distractions, its less safe now. That being said, you can minimize your risk to some degree so 2 wheels shouldn't be completely avoided.
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I knew a lot of people who died from riding a bike and most of them died tragically, so my questions is, is it still safe to ride a bike or is it better to opt for 4 wheels?
Id bet 99.9% of them never took any training classes or have ridden on a closed course. So yes its tragic that their own ignorance killed them.
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Id bet 99.9% of them never took any training classes or have ridden on a closed course. So yes its tragic that their own ignorance killed them.
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Wow.
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