So with great sadness I removed the rear rack and the rear bag from my bike and my rear mud guard. The coupler that attached to my seat post was sticking out and rubbing against my legs, which I was ignoring for the most part but after yesterdays 2hr bike annoyance just got to me.
All the metal nuts and bolts that was holding it on to the bike was decaying. This might have to do with the fact I drove the bike almost year round (minus 2 months)
Also the old saddle is back on the bike. This one is wide enough to support my weight and doesn't bounce.