It's been over a month since I hit the pavement hard on a stretch of Carlsbad's Coast Highway. The bike is all back together, no worse for wear (thanks to Don and George) and a shiny new helmet was sitting on my desk upon my return from Eurobike (thanks again Don!). Body-wise, I'm mostly recovered, all of the scars have healed - even if the skin is still bright pink in pieces. Some slight discomfort is coming from my right shoulder, I think there's a hematoma under the surface too.
The best news is that the City of Carlsbad sent me an email last week, letting me know that they will be taking care of the road imperfections based on my experience. I'm looking forward to checking out the scene after giving them a week or so to do the work.