I attended Wimmeh's funeral yesterday and I was pretty shaken up by it. They had a picture presentation of his life, as well as testimonies by his close friends and family. He seemed to touch many people in the 25 years he lived, but I'm sure he must have wanted to live much longer. The amount of grief and sadness I observed at the funeral was pretty incredible. Most of his friends knew they would see him again one day, but still, they missed his presence NOW.
For MYSELF, it seems downright selfish to ride a bike now. I'm not married, but I know that if I died in a bike crash, it would still cause a great deal of pain among friends and family. I may not be able to control when I'm going to die, but I can reduce the likelihood of that happening. Obviously, there is a balance, but as of right now, riding is no longer a risk I'm willing to take.
Can I ask how those of you with greater responsiblities (e.g. kids, wives, etc), justify yourselves riding?