I watched a fatal accident unfold on the PA turnpike one day. A cyclist was really cutting up, in and out of his lane, between cars, you name it at break neck speed. Some auto made an unexpected lane change and the guy went down, never to get up again.
Nah, I ride my bike because that is where I belong. Am I safer? Probably a little . . . who knows.
At least, when I wipe out (and I have a couple of times), I'll be in good physical condition.
Great thread. Glad that I took the time to read it. . . oh, and, whenever I see you guys/gals on your MC's, I really envy you.