We were all set up to leave on Friday AM 3/23. On Sunday (3/19), my bike was already to go mechanically, last thing was to do the oilchange since I had 2k on it and we were likely to hit 2k miles! Thats when I discovered water in the oil, crap! I made a series of phone calls, no head gaskets to be found at any local shops that were open on a Sun or Mon. We got the bike down to my buddies shop, DJ Cycles in San Jose. Performed a leakdown test, not the head gasket!
Just the waterpump! Fortunately, I had bought spares the last time I did it! So I was down at the shop everyday before work and after (swing shift) working on it. So was DJ and my brother, helping me, getting clients bikes done and prepping their own bikes!
Because of all this we got a later start than planned on Friday!