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View Poll Results: what is riskier - smoking or riding a bike
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both are about the same 13 20.63%
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Arrow what's riskier - smoking or motorcycling

Ok, so I have a friend who I am trying to convince to ride a bike and he says - "no way it's too dangerous"... That guy smokes like 2packs/day...


I used to smoke but quit long time ago. Smoking was nice but i thought of it as too risky. What do u guys think?
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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depends

gear, type of rider, where they ride



more people die a year from cancer related to smoking



but more people smoke then ride
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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id say 80% off all smokers will prolly get cancer

only 40% of cyclists will die of a wreck...Im prolly way off base here, im sure someone can pull stats.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:59 PM   #4
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i put smoking... if you continue... it WILL kill you... i have known many people that rode that died of other causes
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ciggs is a granted harm on your body where motorcycles are harmfull from rider error and actually just a gamble, imho you can safely ride a bike, but not safe smoke a cig
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Smoking just kills u slowly and gradually

Bike usually happen really fast before u knew it.
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Bike usually happen really fast before u knew it.
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id say 80% off all smokers will prolly get cancer

only 40% of cyclists will die of a wreck...Im prolly way off base here, im sure someone can pull stats.

i think you are off on those numbers. 40% of bikers die in wrecks is ALOT of deaths.
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I think if he is concerned about which would kill him within the next 5-10 years...biking is probably a greater risk.
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I cant say that either is riskier than the other. some smokers are more predisposed to have emphysema while some bikers are more predisposed to wreck. bike wrecks are more apt to acutely injure the body while smoking is a chronic way to die. personally, i would rather die immediately in a bike wreck than sit in a hospital getting bedsores because i cant go anywhere without a respirator.
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The danger of cigarette smoking is self inflicted. Nobody gets into an accident on purpose.
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hmmm./.......what if you do both?

i dont do this, but some people smoke WHILE riding?!@?#? can you not wait for a break?
I can't do anything on my bike other than hold on... I imagine those who ride while doing anything are way more advanced and comfortable than I
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hmmm./.......what if you do both?

i dont do this, but some people smoke WHILE riding?!@?#? can you not wait for a break?
Sports bike....stupid. Cruiser with wind screen, ok.


You die whether or not you do either one (or both). Some people smoke all there lives, get nothing and die of old age. Same with riders.
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