Get off the forum and get on the bike!
I might ride into a bollard. :(
So go and have some fun :-)
Assuming bike collisions are similar to other road collisions I will suggest it is not the bike but the rider that determines the chances of something going wrong.
Insurance companies would know about car accidents (can I call it an accident?).
After all if it wasn't an accident does this suggest that it was some sort of deliberate act that was planed?
Insurance it seems is one of the few products that give a huge discount or alternately charge extra on your claim history.
Dose this confirm it is not the car, truck, motor bike or bicycle that causes an accident (unplanned event) but the person in charge?
Obey the road rules, act predictably and ride defensively I would imagine your chances of getting hurt are less.
However it seems some cyclists think that this is unreasonable.
All this talk about negative cycling stories takes the shine off such a great sport and forum, maybe its the weather and we are not riding enough to be looking at the positives? Bring on spring :-)
Pat, easy fella, don't take it all too seriously!
For as many vehicles pass or interact with a cyclist it's an extemely low number that are problems!
Reading the forums can be emotionally taxing at times especially when you post, so ease off a tad.
The downside is minor compared to the upside of riding, at least for me it is despite three you know what's (incidents, accidents, collisions;-)
Ride safe & smart, enjoy the pedal action and "stay away from negativity", it destroy's the soul....
@Pat - ROFL! - you are a bad, bad man! :)
I pointed this out to Michelle yesterday, lots of doom and gloom news on here at the moment, we will be posting some FUN on here over the weekend, so you can all have a laugh at that. I may also post any comedy that happens with the purchase of a turbo trainer and subsequent mishaps in our lounge later today...
Buy a roller trainer, that should give you a chance of getting on Funniest Home videos.