Grinding out squeaky gears

The bike (Therapy) is squeaky and the gear shifts are not crisp. I didn’t lube my bike after last weekend’s long ride through Fountain Hills and my flat a couple of days back. Today I paid for it by grinding it out for just a bit longer than an hour for a mere 15+ miles. My quads and calves are still sore from yesterday’s long run, and my body is fatigued. I was also rushed and never really got comfortable on the saddle. I did do the 1-mile Hidden Hills climb and rode relatively hard on my way back, but I’ll notch up today’s ride as a recovery ride after yesterday’s 18-mile run!

It is now less than 30 days to go for the Phoenix Marathon. It’s an “A” race for me. 

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