Yep. No dust there.
The chain was only a few rides old, but it rusted from a season in the basement. Lots of oil, and massage, and hard riding got it going.
I was much happier than this picture implies. I hit the Dow's lake run-up like seven or eight times and felt loose. No struggle. On the run-up there were some nordic skate skiers out training for the upcoming Winter. They thought I was weird, but they didn't have any skis on. This cross season will be a good one.