Do you worry about the safety of cycling?
seems like there's been a number of posts lately about how safe cycling is, whether it's more or less safe than motorcycling, etc.
For some reason, it's something I very rarely think about except in obviously dangerous situations. I've been riding as an adult since college, almost 40 years, the first 10 in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles.
I'm not in denial--I was an ambulance driver and volunteer firefighter for 12 years, so I've seen what can happen. In other areas, I'm very safety conscious, and I've never had a car crash in 45 years/at least 1.3 million miles of driving. I think about crashing every time I get in a car (I don't drive like Grandpa, either--I used to race and still enjoy turning up the wick when i get a chance). But on the bike, I never give it a thought. How much does it concern you?