Re: the blues
Well dan nothing crazy.
The seat stay/dropout separation was welded back together. I'm guessing it happened from the tention and vibrations of the engine.
As for the bottom tube, I was riding around and felt the bike getting wobbly. I didn't think much of it, cause the back wheel occasionally goes loose. I want to order that heavy duty wheel with direct sprocket bolt-on. So I head towards the gas station and the wobble got worse. Then drop. I thought the Springer fork gave out. I look down and see that it's intact but the shop rag I had put right behind the headtube to hold the cables is stretched out. The bottom tube was barely holding on to it. If it wasn't there I would have dead sailor ed it to a face plant.
Thanks for asking Dan, and sorry it wasn't exciting. But super scary nonetheless.