Lol. You obviously don't know Peter. He loves old school tech, janky log rides and the such. If he took that log ride out it was because it needed to go. I'm sure he misses it and has ridden it far more than most of us.
Peter also loves his rockhammer and I think that was actually a smart way to drain that puddle. But if you would like to ask him about it be prepared for a 45 minute talk about rockhammers, armoring and riding. He won't be upset that you asked; he'll just be stoked to tell you all about it!
Yeah and to echo what others have said. Peter is an amazing person and deserves to be treated with respect for all the things he has done for the community over the years. This post may have been a knee jerk reaction but nonetheless it smacks of poor taste and lack of consideration.