If adventures are events that you want to have then it is no longer an adventure when you don't want to be there any longer.
What a trip, what a great report and what a good thing that there were still three en route.
I hope that at the end of the report Walter & Terry chip in with planned mods and fixes for the problems encountered. That applies especially to the bar fixing issue. Do you think that you load the bars a lot or is it just a design flaw on the riser set up used?