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Author Daniel Lee On Dangers of Cycling

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Cyclists are extreme athletes and often the most fearless, says Daniel Lee, former cyclist and author of the cycling book “The Belgian Hammer.” Cycling can be extremely dangerous. Riding in packs, barreling down dangerous hills and riding up winding paths leaves a lot of room for cycling’s most common injuries: fractures and concussions. Confidence and fearlessness are key for cyclists who want to perform at professional levels, Lee says. Without fearlessness, cyclists will almost always crash during some point in the race. For everyday cyclists, Lee recommends following general traffic rules and being courteous to drivers to stay safe on the roads