So i went to a local rail-trail with my girlfriend and got caught in an isolated deluge of rain. within seconds we were soaked to the bone and riding through muddy gritty terrain.
i've had this bike (a trek 7.3 fx) since 2007 and have coddled it with love and tenderness. Wiping it with diapers and singing it to sleep. maybe not that far but i definitely take good care of it.
This is the first time that i got caught in the rain on my bike (the bike has gone through rain on my bike rack while driving, but the mechanics of the bike haven't had to trek through anything more than a beautiful day)
but this situation got me thinking. How much abuse can my bike take? and should i worry about the drive train components? the chain was recently cleaned and oiled so i don't know if i should clean the drive train again.
also, am i insane for worrying so much about this?