The weather was dry. It was a dry day! The average temperature was 0.7° C. Oh, it was just so good to be out on the bike in the cold all wrapped up, snug. Two hours in it was my feet that felt the cold. I cycled a couple of short loops in Cumbernauld then headed over past the Rugby Club and did two loops of the A80. On what would have been my third lap I kept going past Huggy loch, turned right (I still expect to see the iconic Red Road flats), right again then wangled past the big supermarket out on to the country road past the Wallace Monument, then headed home.
What a great way to start the year.
It is all worth it.