I went for a ride just before the end of the new year; when I got home, I did my usual thing and parked the bike without looking at it.
The next day, I faffed around and ummed and aaahed about pulling it out and giving it a degrease, wash and tune up. Then I put those thoughts away and went and had a nap.
This was followed by the new year, and I went out for a ride on day 1.
The year did not start well - as soon as I pulled the bike out, I found that I had a flat. If I'd gotten my act together the day before and done what I should have done, I would have found it and fixed it. I was not happy with changing a tube at 6 in the morning - especially when it was totally avoidable. If I was flexible enough to kick myself, I would have.
Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance.
True to form, I still haven't cleaned the bike.