Second ride and my index shifting died

Temps were in the upper 30's this afternoon, so I met up with Bryan again for another ride. This time we rode north to St. Paul and Lillydale. This was the first time I had ridden there and it was quite nice for urban riding.

After Bryan headed for home, I did a small extension to get in 50 miles for the day, only to have the rear index shifting on my decade old Shimano Ultra STI leveers die on me. The front shifting has been sticking for quite a while, but the ratcheting on rear shifting gave out and I was stuck in my 39x15 for the rest of the trip home. I ordered a set of Shimano Sora 8-speed STI levers this evening, which should be fine for my commuter/beater bike.