Plays in traffic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
Something that's helped me tremendously is the understanding that it's my expectations that cause the problem.
Having the expectation that cycling is a panacea is the problem here. No one ever said that cycling prevents cancer. Doesn't cure it either.
Even within the area where cycling provides the most health benefits, cardio, stapfam's experience and that of a member of my club with hundreds of thousands of miles, shows that it doesn't prevent coronary artery disease either. It may mitigate it, but it doesn't prevent it or reverse damage already done.
Cycling is helpful overall, SKT. Your own experience shows that. But it doesn't prevent cancer, (or coronary artery disease). Expecting that it will is what makes BD's news seem inappropriate.