Originally Posted by HRoi
Try joining a motorcycle forum. I thought about buying a bike some years past and started lurking a couple of forums to do my research, and they had a whole bunch of stickied RIP and serious accident threads. I'm sure riding is pretty safe with the right skill and attitude, but reading those threads plus a cousin getting killed in a crash put a pretty permanent end to that idea in my head...
Even with the "right skill and attitude" (which I'm sure all the dead riders thought they had), riding a cycle is one of the more dangerous activities that the average person can engage in.
But Car and motorcycle forums would be really prone to that kind of event, just by their nature. Lots of people who like to drive fast and think they're invincible adds up to tragedy.