I got up stupidly early because I couldn't sleep. The main downside to this was that I had breakfast early and was hungry again by 10.30. So I've had a second breakfast.
Al passed me on the dam as I pedalled dutifully in at 8ish o'clock. He said afterwards (have you ever noticed that afterwards is all typed with the left hand?) that he hadn't liked to give a cheerily saluting toot on the horn in case I fell off. Quite wise. I only spent an hour there as I had an appointment back here at 10. I think I'd better bike back again, to work off that second breakfast. Bugger.