Well, Friday sees the first tour of 2013 starting - a little weekend ride into the Sauerland with my son and 11 other mates from work.
As always, the CT will be at the front guiding the way and dictating the pace.
I've planned a nice little route (329km) to the hotel, and a 282km tour for Saturday taking in the Mohne Dam - my grandad visited with 617 a few years ago - but now it's been fixed - I always pull their leg (my German mates) about them making a good job of the repairs
I think after 12 years of my jokes, they're getting the English sense of humour at last - or they might just be tolerating me
Hopefully the weather will play ball. Whatever the weather, it will be a good laugh - and a few beers will be consumed