I was preparing for a ride tomorrow, when I noticed something that made me realize that I won't be starting as early as anticipated tomorrow. Can you see it?
If you haven't seen it yet, the next photo might help
This is a good reason to clean and lube your chain. You will notice what could have become a catastrophic failure in another country. This chain has just over 27,000 on it, it has been lubed and adjusted regularly, but I ride it like it was meant to be. For those of you who shrug off proper maintenece of your bike I hope you don't have to deal with the aftermath of a broken chain.