Hey Jeff, Thank goodness that you avoided the worse of the FORCES of nature. Rock and mudslides don't sound like anything that you want to experience first hand. Just seeing the after-effects is enough to send chills down your back. Sorry that your co-rider Wei had to dump his bike. But making light of it shows that you both have the right attitude through these challenges. I think that there is indeed a "man" watching over you in that cloud picture. Also...Always nice to hear that the fraternity of riders is there to help one another out. I agree with you that there are good people out there along the lonely road (and sometimes paths) that you ride on, and I am glad that you are finding them, Jeff... Take care as always and Godspeed to you and all those that you encounter along the way. This is a great read!!