This winter did a couple of things. It made my bikes look like crap. I took the Hunq apart the other day to clean it. I have never seen a bottom bracket so thoroughly filthy in all my years. It was covered with a nasty sand/salt/chemical coating.
I threw the chain away immediately and replaced the cassette (it was wobbly and beat up). The crank and derailers were encrusted with corrosive stuff.
But, after a warm rinse of citric acid and a nice sponge bath he was feeling pretty good again.
Now I am anxious, I have a few nice days ahead and want to get out on the road.
I am searching for a different route to the lake shore and my first look at newly designated USBR35.
I'll be sending some short posts from my phone during the next few days.