First ride of the season, around a new loop to Readington Rd. Pumped up the tires and noticed some red was showing through the back one. Also tried to pay attention to my shifting system since I've been thinking about replacing it. It really doesn't feel bad, but still clicks in second and is hard to shift up to 2nd like it has been since day 1. Since new Shimano hardware is cheaper than I expected, I might just buy some to try it out and see whether I feel a difference. New parts instead of 8,000km old hardware can't hurt.