i think the point everyone is trying to make is that your case is the exception to the rule. He’s a one man shop owner and trust me, that gig can be tough when you still have a day job.
Also, something terrible could have happened to him. He might be riding the big bike trail in the sky for all we know. I would miss him, and would definitely pour out a gatorade any time i went out to skate.
Or he could just be on vacation. Sometimes we have to take a vacation and tell everyone to just fuck off for our own sanity’s sake.