finally got my bike back together, after that incident with the garage, and i decided to take it out for a ride up to the Tehachapi summit. rode up the fire trails leading to the rough stuff just fine and pushed the bike to the top. on the way down i tried to hit this little 6' or so drop...and...well....i didnt quite make it. the chain snapped before i got to the drop which caused me to go ass over tea kettle. the RD took out the 10 spokes, destroying the RD in the process, the plastic alvino shifter pods decintegrated on impact with the ground, the front rim is tweaked all to hell.
on the plus side i walked away with minor scrapes and bruises thanks to the full face helmet and full body armor.
will post pics later...when i can stomach looking and the mangled mass of metal that is my bike.