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There are other injuries that take place on a more regular basis for cyclists, such as muscle strains, back injuries, hand pain, and so on, but I personally find that I can avoid many of those with proper bike set up, awareness on the road, and taking breaks on long rides. With a number of more serious injuries to cyclists taking place so close together, I cannot help but reflect on my own riding tendencies and habits though. While I am not willing to live in a state of fear, nor to avoid riding because of possible injury, I have to admit that all of the incidents combined have made me pause and consider what I do on a daily basis. Do you find yourself being a more cautious cyclist when you hear about injuries, do you revise some of your regular routine(s), or do you take on more of an attitude that injuries will happen and just hope for the best when you're on the road?