I think your problem is "timing". Let's not forget that this is the PRIME time for guys up in the Northeast to go out in their Cobras. Two or three more weekends and Hello Winter! It's kind of tough to ask guys with a limited season (including much shorter daylight) like this to give up a good weekend day of riding. I'm sure if you could get your folks to understand that in a few weeks, guys will be actively looking to help out, you'll get through this episode.