While milling around the Rally late the night before last swilling beers, I had met "Road Damage" a real cool dude... he gave Al and I a couple of his road sign looking, Road Damage stickers!) I also mentioned to him that I had struggled a bit with the rally's this summer and sharing the experience on the RR. He pretty much said just tell it like it is maan, it's all goood. Was a goood chat we had and a part of the regained HAPPY I had when I woke up the next day. I also wandered over to the KLIM booth to visit my buddy Mark and his wonderful wife Rose... (if ya need some quality riding gear give him a shout: http://www.klim.com/ ) I saw these cool reused innertube bags on the "Gear Mojo" table that Rose sells... layed two of my old warn out ones next to them to check the size and ended up getting all three of the smaller ones. I use one for my mini shaving kit, one for quick access tools in the tank pannier, and one for the chain breaker and misc materlinks / chain links. She also had a cool dog leash and collar made outta the same tubes with colored fabric outter and a beer bottle opener on each!!! I had to get the set for my buddy Jen and her Boxer Chella!^)- Chella wears the collar and Jen drinks da beers! Roses Gear Mojo website here: http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/gearmojo/StoreFront.bok And check out this ol' Ford Snowmobile Jim had bought... just way cooool. Ok back to the bike... the reason Al had brought Janis to the shop was to swap a stator... the welding was just a side effect of him seeing some more broken shit as he tore into her. Sooo now that the welding is done we'll take a break for some chow then get back to the stator. We wander down Greene st to Handlebnars Restaurant and Saloon. There we meet the sweetest ladies and enjoy some FINE food!!! Link: http://www.handlebarssilverton.com/ A sticker with Sheri the owner, two waitresses signatures, Handlebar Hollie and Yazmin from Mexico. Her daughters Maryna (youngest) then Jessica (middle) will sign a bit later.) Group pic with Sheri's arms around daughters... probably to protect them from us!^)- lol and Handlebar Hollie. It's a cool ol' mining bar and seriously the food is GREAT! Lots of good reviews on trip advisor... not to mention the excellent humor / love coming from all the girls:) Sheri and Jessica highjacking my dessert... Handlebar Hollie... Handlebar mustaches on everyone... Alex must have spent $5.00 trying to get one in his color... I end up with lotsa blonde ones left over. My helmet still has the Handlebar mustache on it today, prob 20,000 mile and a ton of rain later. I do up a 5 spot for the HighAdventureTour: and hang it from the wall... With full bellies, minds, hearts, everything... we head back to the shop to burn the midnight oil.