last Friday afternoon I had a very rare meeting in the city. Beautiful day, I thought i would take the bike in. Get to my destination (St Andrews Place - behind the Treasury building), spot the office I need to go to, spot lots of other bikes on the pavement, spot a space on the pavement that is Rossco sized and park the bike. Go to meeting. 1 hour later come out of meeting to find Virago lying on its side on the pavement. After I wipe away tears/remove bottom jaw from floor I pick her up and do a cursory glance for dents/scratches etc. "Thankfully" the bike has no scratches as my helmet absorbed all the damage!! I notice that under the sidestand is a hole about 2" x 2" where the stand has gone through the pavement to a depth of about 5cm. After looking around, I see lots of other holes - some patched up, and some just lying there, all holey. Presumably other bikes have met the same fate. Anybody else experienced this? Can I ask the City Council to replace my Shoei XR1000? Are pavements across the city undergoing a weird metamorphosis?