I am having a very hard time balancing the needs/fears of my family against my own need to ride. My wife and parents in-law are paranoid about me being killed. My wife was slowly accepting me being on the road after mainly riding dirt but over the weekend a local rider was killed on the same roads I ride and now I she is stressing all over again. It has taken me nearly a year to talk my wife into coming with me on the bike, I wanted to show her how much it means to me and I hoped that she might have a different point of view after going with me. I would love to be able to go touring with her in the future and maybe even take my kids one day. Now after what happened on the weekend she tells me that if I die she will never get over it and she has no idea how she would get the kids through it. How am I meant to deal with a statement like that?. My wife and my kids are my life but I know if sold my bike I know I would regret it. Riding lets me be me, wether it is a day ride with the mates or quick ride by myself. I hate that my passion causes my family heartache but I don't think I would be the same person if I didn't ride anymore. I really don't know what to do. Has anyone gone through anything similar.