Nearly everyday on my daily commute I have a near death near crash experience b/c of drivers who do not pay attention to the road, to motorcycles, people who have a cell phone sticking out of their ear, who crowd my space, etc... Today a woman in a Volve Crosscounty who had a cell in her ear and was fighting with a kid in the back seat damn near ran my ass over. I come in here and read daily about another rider who bit it. Is what we do really worth it? I am not at all trying to be a pussy here. I love to ride my bike and the weekends seem failry safe but I am starting to really feel like a bull rider here and you know what they say about cowboys who ride bulls? It isn't a matter of if you may get hurt bad some day it is a matter of WHEN. I am starting to feel that same way. Going home last night I almost had a run run me into a curb. The day before that I had a construction truck beside me at a light with had had to be a ridiculously illegal ladder sticking so far off the back of his truck that when he turned right going away from me it brought the ladder right over the top of my head......HOW WEIRD OF A CRASH WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN. I dont know man maybe it is just me.