Good read. Thanks for taking the time to write it. I'm looking at getting my first bike next year and I want to be armed with the mistakes others make so I don't.
yeah... maybe it's not. i never had to be hospitalized, and i've heard/seen quite a few accidents that were much, much worse. so since there was never anything life threatening => minor injuries unk"i spent 8k on a bike, about 4k on repairs to the bike and im still not that great of a rider.
for the injuries, they've been minor: bit through my lip, broke 7/10 fingers, both ancles/wrists sprained, broke 2 ribs, random cases of road rash, random other cases of burning myself riding in shorts when i first started out"
Doesn't sound that minor to me