Good news! So as previously reported, the karma boomerang has flown back to Dave in all the best ways. He put it out there, and so it is true: he got it back.
Dave's ML7 was found by Boulder Sherrif's and brought to U-Bikes where immediately they knew who's it was due to "seeing something on mud and cowbells or MTBR." Let's just pretend it's the former and make me happy today.
Rock on Dave. Hopefully, that guy stepped in a pile of it today or something.