Once again, you do not need to apologise. This thread will continue (Kam willing), and probably serve to make bikers think even harder about and when riding. If this thread has served anything, it will have been to reinforce the discipline, and the reality, one needs. It brings it home. In the most horrible way imaginable, especially for you - and I am desperately sorry for that - but it provides us all with another lesson that will probably save lives in the long run. It might have done so already.
There will be more caution taken, and passed on to others, as a result of this tragedy, in which all regulars here know only too well we could find ourselves. We've all thought about it a fair bit.
Thomas will remind us to be even more respectful of the dangers we willingly submit to, even as we morn his loss. But even as soldiers don't resign their commission upon the loss of a comrade, we cannot either. It's just who we are, and what we are.
Please feel free to discuss it further without embarrassment about earlier statements (we've all been there), or need to apologise any further. Bikers do like to help each other out - that's a major part of our code. That includes helping family of bikers, help us to help you by talking about anything you'd like explained - strictly from our perspective of course, but that perspective comes from his biker side. We're probably qualified to help speak for that, and that was and is a very significant part of any biker's personality.
The wife doesn't tell me to "be careful" when I get a chance to go out on a solo run, nor does she caution the same when we're both off together. She knows the danger, and knows I know the danger. It's unsaid. I know you're angry, Montanes, at him and us - but nobody was woken up to these dangers just this week. Anger is just one stage of grief, don't let despondent reflection about Thomas make you reluctant to talk about this aspect of his life, one in which he found enormous joy, eh? We're here - use us, particularly at times like this.