Thanks Dave for the route and planning. Sorry you couldn’t make it.
Greg, I’m gonna start a fund for your bike. Once you have it patched up, we will have enough money to buy you a black dog skid plate.
What happened to your bike is exactly what they use to market their product.
Anyone with a GS should just go get one of these skid plates. And it could happen in any riding condition: http://youtu.be/-R5Gy67x0TE?t=1m41s
Luckily, Jeff can tell you exactly what you need to do to get your bike fixed. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831238
Glad you were able to get the bike home safely.