July 12, 2010
Rode down to see the two Englishmen's Party in Portland. Ran into the usual diehard Seattle Contingent on their way south as well. Later met up with Jason in Centralia , from there we took twisty country roads all the way to the Oregon border near Longview. Gassing up noticed the bayonet sissy bar had broke clean through on one side, Stopped at a Midas and they let me borrow their mig but it broke again when we got to Portland. Welded it up again in Portland with some added reinforcing (thanks for the use of your welder Steve) but no suprise it broke again.. thing's just too top heavy... hell with it .. got rid of it .. used a bike net to hold the tailight and rode home without it. Bike ran great all that aside.