Cyclists vary considerably in what they consider to be a risk and how much risk they are willing to take. Risk averse riders take virtually no chances. Average riders pick and choose what they are willing to risk. And bold riders are willing to risk it all for either a chance to get ahead of the traffic or for the thrill of overcoming the odds associated with failure.
Not long ago, I was watching traffic on a street in a busy area of Boston. This area is filled with hospitals and research facilities. Consequently, most of the people there are either medical or research personnel or patients. Continue reading ….