Last night on my way home I looked at my wheels as I always do and I noticed the back wheel had a wobble I didn't recognize. I finished the 13 mile ride home and stopped at the LBS. Turns out I had a broken spoke, some loose ones and the wheel was no longer true. The estimate is $18-$25.
The mechanic asked me if I had a 30 day checkup after buying the bike ... umm ... well I bought it 3 years ago and never had a check up - how's that? I mean I check the bike when I ride it, duh, but now I will keep better tabs of my spokes, their tension, and if any are broken.
Fortunately I brought it in shortly after the wheel lost it's true, so hopefully he can make the fix easily. I'm picking it up today and plan to ride tomorrow. Due to work demands and ex-wife's Drs' appts for her broken knee-cap - my first full week has been pushed off till later in the month of May, June for sure