More dangerous, mountain bikes or dirt bikes?
Posted November 01, 2002 - 02:30 PM
Bigdesto, I live in a weight weenie town all I hear is how real bikers ride up and that climb is Bitchen. So I just smile and think to my self:
If they don't know the feeling they will never understand!
Posted November 01, 2002 - 03:00 PM
The most dangerous is road bicycling, because of cars. I used to ride 6000 miles a year on a road bike, MANY close calls with cars. My only broken bones were because of cars. Several crippled friends. I have kids now and I don't road bike much any more. There is 2 tons of instant death passing you a few feet to the left all day long. There are chicks with cell phones in their ear, guys with too many beers, and old people squinting through dirty windshields. Talk about uncontrollable danger. Like swimming every day in SF bay with a bloody fish head tied around your neck. NO THANKS!
Posted November 01, 2002 - 03:56 PM
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Posted November 05, 2002 - 03:43 AM
Yes on a motorbike you wear more protection (usually) but you go nowhere near as fast, on average. It is far easier to get beyond your limit on a motorbike - one twist is all it takes. An MTB weighs max. 15kg (35 lbs) when (if) it lands on you. When another bicycle runs over you you have anout 100kg slamming into you, on a WR 200kg. The long and short of it....how many people die or are crippled from riding an MTB off-road? And off-road motorbikes?
Road bicycling is pure hell. I dont know how you guys in England do it. Small roads, huge congestion, bad weather, and guys on bicycles wearing orange reflective strips to avoid getting smooshed. No thanks.
Posted November 05, 2002 - 04:35 AM
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