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It's not safe to start riding on something high (5)


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'high' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for risky that I've seen before include "Hazardous" , "Treacherous" , "taking a chance" , "admitting possibility of unpleasant outcome" , "Potentially dangerous" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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