Cool, I might have to:)
I'm in Oakland, so Santa Rosa is a good hour away- not easy, what with full-time work and all that. But I might look into something local. I used to run oxy/acetylene back in high school, so I was thinking I'd just pick up a cheapo MIG and start melting metal until I get a feel for it. Then see what sort of edumacation I need to safely start chopping bikes together.