Hate that for ya.... bummers.
But just think... your pony will be like a spring chicken for next year's trip !
After seeing about 500 gazillion bikes on the road Sunday when we took our little drive, I said that's it ! I'm going back to pester that guy once again !
Just got back from his shop... and all the parts he ordered are in.. new tires, grips, battery, fender piece I needed, and some other small stuff. His business had picked up 100 fold this past year.. you can barely walk around in there for the bikes... but he said he has another guy starting to work for him next week, who excells in paint and body work, and my bike will be his first priority for this guy. Suits me fine !
At any rate, he said he'd definately have it done in the next few weeks... I'll be tied up with Jessie's wedding anyway for the next little while, but after that, watch out !!! Whoooooooot !!!