Yes, the pic above represents the Vespa's rear rack's first failure. Actually, the failure's all mine and I have €1.99 less in my wallet because of it. Thankfully, it was just that and not something more expensive. Next time, I'll remember to better secure whatever I'll be carrying on the rack.
I was going to do some research and look at Liverpool new boy, Stewart Downing's statistics but the weather over the weekend was so good, I decided to park that aside for the moment. Apologies to those waiting on this but I don't get this type of weather in Ireland too often so, I hope it's completely understandable.