Very nice story. I like a rider's loyalty towards a dependable bike. Hope the Kona gets the TLC it deserves.
My renovated Clockwork was nicked 10 days after moving to Cardiff and I've never seen it since and it was even Data tagged at much expense!!! [I have been told by motorbikers, which the data tag was originally designed for, that generally the police do not know how to operate the tag receivers and sweep them quickly over the seat tubes, which misses the tag's response, when they should sweep slowly, seeking out the tag.]
BTW, I think one or two of the photos posted are candidates for BOTM, especially the one in the woods with the sunlight through the branches; nice pic.
No matter how bad it gets... it could always be worse.
1996 Orange E3 - A601
1996 Orange P7 - A602
Repairs: All the various bikes of my 4 children and various nephews and sons of friends, etc. - Just give me the cape and call me "Bicycle Repair-Man"...