Originally Posted by Pantah
There is reason to be concerned. Street riding is about avoiding being hit or hitting things. Dirt riding is about navigating terrain and staying upright while doing it. We all remember when we turned 16 and got our drivers licenses. We did foolish things. He had fender benders. A fender bender on a motorcycle can kill you.
There's reason to be concerned about going out of the door at all. But street riding is not that scarry. Only the needed skills differ slightly from the dirt riding skills. Navigating traffic instead of terrain for example.