My broken spoke story ended with me only $20 the poorer, and the proud owner of a brand new spoke on my front wheel.
This morning (Sunday) I was able to ride for a nominal 20 miles with my friend Guy Sapirstein. He took me on the South Street loop through Needham into Dover and back. It was actually just less than 19 miles, but still almost twice as long as any previous ride this year. The weather was a perfect 70 degrees. The roads were quiet and the scenery pretty. It was a fabulous ride ... I enjoyed some 30 mph downhill stretches and did not disgrace myself on the uphills. All in all, a great ride, and one I hope to repeat again soon.