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monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: November 10th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't believe that website puts cycling in the same risk group as skiing and horse-riding. Yes, they all have the potential for falling, but so does that well-known sport, "Being Upright".

(awaits flaming from champion skiers pointing out that skiing is scientifically proven to be just as safe as making a cup of tea.)

FWIW I'm a big ole spazmogram and I have fallen off my bike several times in nearly eight years of cycling. I've also fallen over while walking more times than I can count. The week before last I banged my head on the shower shield trying to flick soap out of my eyes. Then the following day I banged a different bit of my head on the bus seat in front of me when I leaned forward and the driver stopped suddenly. I had a bruise and a lump, in different places on my head, for about a week. If I was pregnant, I *hope* I would continue showering and catching buses.

You don't need me to say this, but I'm really glad you're making your own assessment of the risks and not letting other people's knee-jerkery change your behaviour. Because when we talk about risk, we're talking about so many other things that aren't really to do with risk at all.
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