KevinM works at a bike shop and I know he used to ride.
Also, Invader Dust used to ride but I don't know if he still does.
I personally made a pact with a buddy of mine a long time ago when I was young a foolish not to get a bike. As much as I wanted one, we did to much stupid stuff in cars already, so a bike would not have ended well
Yeah, I have lost two friends since taking up riding. I honestly think in the next 20 years it will get safer as cars develop better sensors and automatic driving. Right now its at its peak of danger with all the texting and driving. My dads best friend was killed 2 years ago by a kid snapchatting. That kid is currently in jail (didnt make bail) while facing negligent homicide charges. I only ride in full gear (armor, pads, full helmet, race gloves) and still worry about it. I waited until after college, which I honestly think saved my life, lol.