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Sound reasoning and we've all got our own thoughts about risk and management. In recent years I've found myself considering whether road riding is not more dangerous than MTB, based on two things: one, that trees and rocks don't move, but cars do (often unpredictably, and it's the drivers that are really dangerous), and two, that road crashes almost always result in injury (in my experience) whereas I have an extremely low crash:injury ratio on the mountain bike. I have much more faith in my ability to manage risk on the trails than I do in other drivers being able to concentrate on what they're doing, see me, and not hit me.
Good time for everyone to engage in that kind of thinking and seek what makes sense for them based on logic and reason, and act responsibly.
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