Leaving home it was warm and fine and it was fantastic to be out on Mr Smooth again - it takes very little time in the saddle to remind me why the Connie is such a great ride. The roads remained dry until just the other side of Cheltenham where they became a bit damp but the rain stayed away.
Dropping down onto Apiti Road there were warning signs telling me to be careful of the grit that had been laid down on the road to help cars in icy weather so from here on I settled into a slow cruise taking it carefully in any of these sections or where the road looked slick.
Just the other side of Apiti I finally ran into some light rain. This was more a pain than anything as I was very warm and the only issue was a dirty visor that wasn't letting the water off as well as I'd have liked - nobody to blame for that except me though. I ended up being in and out of the rain for pretty much the rest of the loop until it finally fined up just out of Ashhurst.
Anyway it was really great to finally be able to give the Connie some exercise (although she is dirtier than the DL now) and I got home well before the rain caught up to me. Perhaps I'll light the fire and lax out on the couch...ahhhhh...