I also took my bike out of storage and prepped it for a tune at Ace Wheelworks. I prepped it because I was a trifle (ok, a lot) embarassed by the amount of dust that had accumulated on the frame and works. My front wheel is a little off true, but I took a spin around the block just for to see. A couple of things were readily apparent. First, the muscles are still there, and still familiar with the the motion and the work. They've been neglected, though. Second, and this should come as no surprise, I'm horribly out of shape. I'll pick it up from the shop tomorrow and will hopefully be able to motivate sufficiently to get on it daily. In contrast to the car, the cost of this service is going to run in the realm of $55.
It'll be a while until I have the same kind of utility from it. It'll come.
Sputnik got to burnin' tonight. Just a simple rub on some chicken legs brought to a slight char... something to kick off the season. There will be more happening, likely regularly. If you want in on any given Monday, speak up and I'll see what I can do. I can even be convinced to have less carnivorous fare if you ask nicely.