Okay; so. Yes; I live in San Diego. And yes; I ride more than 5 days per week. (Don't hate me) During the 'winter' when the days are short; I usually ride at lunch. Took off from work on Thursday; and 2 miles out as I'm accelerating from a stop light; I hear a pop.
Broken spoke? Nope. Chain was stuck between spokes and gears. Hmm.
When I flipped the quick Release on the rear wheel; my derailleur flopped off; and I saw this:
I brought the bike in yesterday as a warranty claim; now all I can do is wait.
Bike was a Specialized Allez A1 Comp (2000)
May it Rest In Peace