Join Date: Oct 2002
Bikes: BikeE AT--Gary Fisher DF
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I've been biking exclusively for the past 10 years. I don't own a car. I put about 4 to 5 thousand miles a year on my bike. The only accidents I've had have been on DFs before I got my BikeE. Most of those were in my crazed mountain bike period when I was living in New Mexico and trying to do crazy downhill things in sand. Falling into cactus sucks major big time. I broke a wrist once when the back wheel went out from under me and I went down hard. Since switching to recumbent, I've had nothing at all, not even a close call. I don't do anything too crazy these days, just dodging traffic here in Wilmington. Oh, I did fall over the first day I had my clipless pedals, but that was mostly just embarrassing. I've had bikes since I was 14. I dumped the car 10 years ago, and never looked back.