I will always consider you a good friend wether or not you're on 2 wheels. I will miss having you around a ton though. I know you guys a little bit. Hell, I've had dinner at your house before. You came down to see me when I was cracked up in my own crash. You and Julie are special to Kristin and I. I completely understand your thinking on this one and I can respect whatever decision you guys ultimately make.
I personally have ridden with you a few times and I know you are a good rider. Bad things do happen to good riders sometimes. Nothing you can change about the past. Bad things also happen to people in cages. I've had close, personal friends that were killed and/or very seriously injured in car crashes also. Crazy medical things happen to seemingly healthy dudes also. Early heart attacks/strokes/brain aneurysms/etc. Part of that is what allows me to live a little on the edge at times. Bad shit happens to people that are just doing normal, safe things every damn day of the year. So, I might as well live it up and take a few chances. But, I don't have kids to answer to. Big difference in this world.
It's not worth your marriage or your relationship with your immediate family (in-laws though, hell yes. Do shit just to spite them
We love you guys and don't be a stranger no matter what happens.