On the way to Yellowstone, Thom lost a chain. It appears that the rubber stop that keeps the center stand off of the chain was not adequate. The bike spit the chain out near Coeur d'Alene. He got a tow (the driver would not take insurance - $90) and delivered Thom and the bike to a Honda shop. Thom rides a Suzuki. Additional cost of an unplanned stay at a motel. In the morning, the Honda service guy fixed him up with a chain that allowed him to reach a Suzuki dealer. New chain installed, Thom arrived at the north gate just a few hours behind schedule.
On his ride home, he stopped in Pullman to spend the night on a friend's couch. In the morning he found that the main wiring harness had been cut. Senseless vandalism. He made arrangements to borrow Ross' pickup to haul the bike home, filed an insurance claim (he should include a claim for the earlier tow) and hopes to get to work on time on Tuesday.
I enjoyed his visit, I hope he had a good time while in the park.
I spent a couple days in Glenns Ferry, ID, at a combination winery, golf course and RV park. It sounds lovely but the temperature reached 115 on Sunday - too hot to leave the air conditioned coach. I did play some golf and toured the winery. While there, my wireless card died. I'm back on-line now - better than ever.
I am in Pasco, WA, looking for a Honda dealer (maybe I should go to Cour d'Alene) to perform a 24,000 mile service on my bike. I have ridden over 8,000 miles in these four months.