Sounds like it was dead in the water before you started Joe.
Was never meant to happen.
Maybe the gidicha man was waiting for you.
Tell ypu one thing for nothing though.
Ditch them friggin occy straps, they are useless for holding stuff on your bike.
I always had to lead a group so others could pick up my shit as it spread itself all over the landscape.
I bought a set of Andy Strapz.
Never lost a thing since.
Best 40 bucks I ever spent.