I didn't have a chrono on me today, but I went ahead & did as much cleaning of the bottom tube as I could. It seems to have done the trick - I'll be in a better location to confirm tomorrow, but I am hopeful.
Ain't No Rest for the Wicked....
"Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster; and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."
"If you can't do something smart, do something right."