I'm lying here on my couch some 12 hours after undergoing surgery to fix a dodgy knee, specifically a torn meniscus. I've already been curtailed riding wise for the past five weeks and it could be that long or more before I hit the road in anger again. I'll get fat, nay fatter as I've already gained 4kg since mid-December, and unfit in that time. But I've recovered well from past injuries and so hope to do so again. Tomorrow, I'll start a detailed and daily account of my journey.