Dan's blagged two posh hotels for the coming Peak District trek - the first Bike Club tour and no less.
It's just as well because the forecast for the rest of this week is sub zero.
No cold hostels for us. Not that we know fear, you understand. We are adventurers. And if we're not, we're quite, quite stupid - which, if it isn't the same is similar enough for most people not to notice.
In any case, here's to the power of the good name Time Out and Dan's cheek.
Even on the south coast the first weekend of 09 was determined to make itself notable by a heat shortage. A 20 miler at minus two gave us a reassuring insight... Well, we made it at least.
We'll breeze past the not-being-able-to-stand-for-the-rest-of-the-day issue. We'll stroll on by the ten-miles-less-than-the-shortest-of-next-weekend's-rides niggle.
We'll assume it won't rain. Prey for similarly still conditions... atop some of England's proudest lumps.
Adventure is nothing without challenge.
What's a middlands mountain bike holiday in January?
(Apologies for two lazy Peak headlines)