Colin and I had a brilliant ride out today. The roads were mostly dry and it was 10 degrees and later on the sun came out. We went up through Scorton, Richmond, Leyburn over to Masham for lunch then to Northallerton for a coffee and a chat. My bike started off spotless and ended up a bit dirty, but not as bad as I expected thanks to Dawn, and it was so easy to clean, I hosed it down and gave it a quick blow job with the air line and that was more or less it. Then later I got to watch the glorious sun going down.