As a brand new road rider i am pretty concerned with safety, and everyone i talk to has heaps to say about it, including my wife - although her reaction to me getting a bike was "get the biggest, fastest one you can affford, then if you crash you will die, which is 'good' cos i aint moving house cos you cant get up the stairs in your wheeel chair, and if you think cos you cant root anymore you will be getting headjobs for the rest of your life, fcuking forget it", so safety is a big concern and conversation point with everyone! In the OACU forum they were talking about squids - which made me think, push bike riders share the roads and have similar issues to face as motorbike riders. They collide with cars and its gonna suck almost as hard as it would for us ina collision? or if they come off in lycra on the road and get road rash the same as if we didnt have gear on? (i assume none of you ride m/bikes in lycra?) Is this completely mad, or do push bike riders experience similar bad press as bikes, or are there any accident stats to suggest they are in as much danger as we are. Sadly we cant track the fcukers cos they dont have rego like we do so i guess no one knows how many there are out there?