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    This is why!

    Fun to risk chart.jpg

    This is why we ride! I don't know that we are more dangerous than whitewater kayaking! That can kick butt in a hurry!

    Who has time to chart this stuff?
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Stand Up Paddleboarding is less fun than watching sunsets according to that chart. Hooookay.

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    Roadbiking less risky than mountain? Last time I checked there weren't 3 ton trucks trying to run me over on the trails...
    This space was intentionally left blank...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Roadbiking less risky than mountain? Last time I checked there weren't 3 ton trucks trying to run me over on the trails...
    I agree, and it's definitely a matter of frequency versus severity. I have not crashed my road bike ever, excluding 2 tip-overs while clipped in. (One was when I was brand new to clipless, and one was when a car surprised me and I stopped abruptly.)

    I don't crash my MTB a lot, but it's definitely multiple times per year. When I do crash it's as likely to be something silly as it is doing something risky like cornering at the limit or trying to clear a slow, steep, rocky climb. When riding somewhere dangerous, like downhill or in an area with lots of big rocks, I wear a lot of protective gear. So when I crash, it's generally trivial.

    Road bike crashes that don't involve cars tend to be significant because of the speed and lack of protective gear. Lycra vs. MTB shorts + elbow pads + knee pads is no contest.

    And then yes, obviously a car does way more damage than falling off a bike.

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    Not a three ton truck, but still had to hurt:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oymHHyV1M

    I've been to the ER and hospital post Mountain bike rides several times. Road biking had some close calls, but so far have avoided even road-rash. Of course I just jinxed myself and should just golf for the next month. Golfing with me does have a danger factor in it!

    Sorry had the wrong link there. I think the collision was intentional.
    Last edited by Daspydyr; 07-25-13 at 05:43 PM.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    I have to disagree with most of that charts fun rating system.. it's obvious what the person who made it leans towards for recreation
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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    What is SUP? (If anyone decides to answer this as "What's up?" I'll be sad).

    And I don't know, Instagramming can be pretty dangerous. Instagramming your food? Probably low-risk unless you don't wait for your coffee to cool off. Going base jumping and pulling out your phone on the way down? Well, now you've combined the lowest risk activity and highest risk activity (according to the chart), and things become significantly gnarlier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
    What is SUP? (If anyone decides to answer this as "What's up?" I'll be sad).
    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    Stand Up Paddleboarding is less fun than watching sunsets according to that chart. Hooookay.
    ^^

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    How about SUP in shark infested waters with an open bleeding wound? Colin-chart that out for me would ya?
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    I have to disagree with most of that charts fun rating system.. it's obvious what the person who made it leans towards for recreation
    Yeah he left out, Guns, Pickup trucks, Motorcycles, fishing, women, drinking beer, dawgs, yeah the chart Is skewed towards Geekdom
    Scott Spark 760, Tour Easy LE, Sun EZ-3 sx, Walmart Thruster :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    Not a three ton truck, but still had to hurt:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oymHHyV1M
    Woahhh. Just woaah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    Who has time to chart this stuff?

    Powder skiing less risky than a crossfit? Wuh?

    Looks to me like this chart was pulled wholesale from somebody's posterior sphincter.
    My speculation was that it applies to some degree in cycling, and I used the previous proof as my reasoning, but I can't prove how exactly it applies to it and to what degree. That, I have admitted, is speculation based on reasoning, but not at this point provable.

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    As a mtbr and a ww kayaker I can say that I think the chance of getting injured is far greater on a mtb. Hell, in five years of riding I've broken my leg twice, tore the hell out of my knee cartilage, and fractured my skull.

    Never had a serious injury in 15 years of whitewater kayaking. But I did come this close to drowning...

    So - chance of injury higher in mtb & chance of death higher in whitewater - that's my take.

    Steve Z

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    I do agree that the chart was created by someone with some obvious recreational bents. It would be interesting to see if someone charted actual ER reports of injury related to outdoor recreation.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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