this is for the randonneurs out there, who know the importance of training for self-sufficiency on the road.
(IM exchange w/ my girlfriend this morning)
me: "So, this morning, I was just realizing that I totally jinxed myself when I said that the chain on my bike has been doing awesome for having ~4000 miles on it. No skipping, no grinding, etc. Then, this morning, as I was climbing that hill to my office, 10 metres before the top, the chain just snapped."
her: "Oh, man. I'm glad it was close to work at least!"
me: "Indeed. Fortunately, it was just one link snapping. I've got my chain tool and a spare link in my repair kit. I guess I know what I'll be doing in my lunch hour. Fun stuff."
her: "Good luck! Time yourself?"
Me: "Heh, in the shower, I was actually considering doing my chain repair outside with my winter gloves just to make it sporting."
her: "... you mean, you're not going to?"