Sorry to hear about the loss of life and close friend. Well wishes to you and his family. Like others have said, don't think to hard on it. And don't let it keep you from getting back in the saddle. Get back on if you RELLY want to.
Check this thread
for where the book is now - it's traveling!
Make sure you get your shot at it!!
Longest ride to date: 28 days 16058 miles.