You a fine travel companion Ged ( its Jed, thats what i said Ged, no its Jed, right Ged)
I think I missed the whole Milking cats thing as I too was a bit zoned out at that point and thinking "wow that fire is really cool and i'm not falling out of my chair".
as i said before the riding is a big part but i think equally the compainons are important. being able to take it and give it back are key to blending with this group.
where did we spend the second night? were there bike problems already? its all a blur to me