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    NPR: bike riding will make you live longer, but you may break a rib or collarbone


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    NPR: bike riding will make you live longer, but you may break a rib or collarb

    Hahahahaha, of course you can get hurt if you go outside. Of course driving a car has noooooo chance of getting hurt whatsoever.
    If you can do a reasonably safe commute then awesome, if the commute is insanely dangerous then no you shouldn't. Levels of risk and reward.
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    I almost got creamed on bike-to-work day due to some chain lube contaminating my brake pads... doh! I wish I had realized that before the stop sign at the end of a long decent.

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    Re: NPR: bike riding

    Always do the mandatory brake function check as soon as you start rolling lol. Glad to hear you didn't get killed.
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    Kinda funny, cuz I've done both. Broke a coupla ribs mtbing and collar bone on the road. (Did other damage to my bod in other sporting activities too). So, how do you know if/when you've lived longer? If I keep riding until I keel over (or get run over), I won't know that I wouldn't have lived longer if I hadn't been riding.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    Re: NPR: bike riding may break a rib or collarbone

    Dear diary: I rode my bike again today...like Sysephus I am doomed to hell wondering...will I...won't I...will I...won't I...be destroyed by one one of these curious motorized machines?
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    Hey, life is a risk. Even if the condom is ribbed for her pleasure you can have a bad 18 years if one breaks. I don't have time to worry about what ifs, I just ride. I love riding.

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    Broken an arm in a crit, fingers while MTBing, rib in a road race, and a concussion on the track. Collarbones intact, I'm good.
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    A reasonable article. I especially agree about the no-helmet studies being crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by looigi View Post
    Kinda funny, cuz I've done both. Broke a coupla ribs mtbing and collar bone on the road. (Did other damage to my bod in other sporting activities too). So, how do you know if/when you've lived longer? If I keep riding until I keel over (or get run over), I won't know that I wouldn't have lived longer if I hadn't been riding.
    I think you just look at your inactive peers in your age group. They may technically still be alive but just how lively are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    I think you just look at your inactive peers in your age group. They may technically still be alive but just how lively are they?
    They are not me. Sure I know people in my age group (60's) who have health issues and are not very "lively" but I also know many who don't ride and are healthy and more lively than me. Statistics only tell you what's true for the population, not the individual.
    Last edited by looigi; 05-19-2013 at 06:17 AM.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    You'll break your collarbone.

    Gee, I wonder what that feels like.
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    Breathing is good for you but you may swallow a fly.
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