Wound up a summer's worth of riding, capped by the commute home from TLF into the familiar autumnal southbound headwind on the BGT. 2161 miles since New Years' Eve, 91K of elevation gain, and an average speed of 12.3 mph. So much for statistics.
And, the sluggish front derailleur finally refused to budge, cable and housing needing replacement, so off to a new (to me) LBS, Montlake Bike Shop. Service kit, wheels to be trued, drive train, etc. Time for the experts to do there thing.
Let's see how they do, compared to the others, but they come with strong recommendations and have sponsored Cascade Events in the past.
Probably won't be on the bike for about ten days, given the upcoming travel schedule.