Been riding my BlackBent II for about 4 years. Started with clipless pedals, but took a bad fall when back tire caught a crack on a turn and I couldn't get out of the pedals. I ride at least 5 days a week at the Veloway(3.1 mile paved track for bikes and skates) here in Austin. This morning, while riding on a wet veloway, my front tire punctured at about 18mph. I totally lost it and ended up with a bunch of scrapes and bruises. http://www.gilbreathphoto.com/crash/index.html
I have been considering a trike as I am 59, love cycling, and want to cycle a long time. I realize that riding any kind of bike on asphalt at 15-20 mph is going to be nasty if you take a fall. Will a trike eliminate a lot of the possible dangers?