Varminter, You may want to wait on the repair until you have time to make the Pub rounds. You can then tell the story about how you were able the scrape the panel while make that hairpin turn, you know thw one. Look at it this way the lads could buy a round while you explain the ride and how you smoked the two sprot bikes that were trying to keep up. Before you know it they will be hanging on every word. Leave before too many questions are asked.
Sorry about the damage, but it was a hell of a ride.