Friday last week, I had a request for some computer help from a friend in Mount Gambier. It's an hours run, (roos permitting) I needed to top off fuel for the return trip to Portland, but while waiting to pay at the register, a car pulled in behind the pumps next to my bike. 4 guys stepped out, washed their screen, and left. When I returned to the bike, the thieving mongrels had stolen my gloves. Then discovered that I have a broken wire on my grip heaters, right hand. Was a painful trip home with 100k hail belting my bare knuckles. Gloves have been replaced, and repaired my grip heaters, all set for another run to Gippsland this coming weekend. Many people look at me oddly if I ride in the rain, but the ST 1100 is a very dry bike, and I wear the appropriate wet weather gear, so it doesn't really worry me? Nowhere in the above have I inferred ethnicity or racism towards the mongrels who nicked my gloves, all I will say is that they were non-reflective indigenous persons.