I got my brake stay fixed (I hope) and that means I can ride to Ted's service tomorrow. Ted never got to see the Triumph running, but he rooted me on for years. He always called my garage "the place where bikes go to die." His wasn't much different. I guess if this cracks again, I'll rethink my brake stay design. Everyone told me it would bend in the center. Well it lasted a 1000 miles and cracked at the bolt on the brake plate. So take that.