you’re overreacting. i don’t recall anyone here ever saying you’re definately going to crash, nor anyone saying the only safe speed to ride is 15mph. Now, that said, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be a little frightened riding on the street. Riding the street along with other vehicles, pedestrians, critters, etc. should scare you enough so that you’re alert. Those pics you see on the web about road rash, accidents, etc. are possibilities of what you could look like if you ride like a douche and don’t wear protective gear. It all amounts to how much risk you’re willing to take.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…