As I write this my bike is being loaded on a trailer and brought home to me,many $$$ in parts and hours of labor and 3 months after it ate a hole in it's block.
It is finally coming home.
It would appear I have not missed much as the weather has sucked balls for most of that time.
The clouds may now lift and the sun may return as my bike is back on the road with a completely new top end.
So I decree riding season may now commence.