I am having trouble getting my mountain biking friend to join me on a road trip. He claims the danger of road biking is too great. I remember reading that only a small portion of cyclist deaths involve a motor vehicle, but I can't find the citation. Does anyone know of any information that compares the danger of cycling on the road to off-road cycling?
On a side note, why do people only post the incidents that involve cars on this forum? How come we never see threads titled, "Another Biker Death: Cyclist Falls Down Attempting to Cross Train Tracks"?