The only exercise I am able to enjoy and pursue is cycling. It gives me a rush and inspires me to ride everyday. Lance is also an inspiration. His first book is required reading for my first semester students. Now to my query/rant, have you ever had a chain *POP* over your largest gear of your rear cluster? In my four years of serious cycling this has never before happened. Well, it happened two days ago and in the process caused the following failures: -Put rear wheel out of true -Stretched chain so badly it need replacing -Bent the rear derailleur axle to the point of needing replacement -Over stretched the derailleur cable to the point of replacement -AND WORST OF ALL; it broke the little clear plastic guard that protects the spokes Thank you for allowing me this moment: P.S. And oh, by the way, my car was in the shop too. :? But the sun is out, my car is back in the garage, my bike ready to ride and I’ve got a date with my wife for tonight.