Northerly loop up to Lowick with John. Truly dreadful weather so cut the ride a bit shorter than planned, very stong gusting NNW wind, heavy rain and very cold. Took it steadily, no point trying to fight wind like that and tried to concentrate on just L2 type riding, aerobic conditioning. Unable to feel feet by the time I got home, and that was wearing overshoes. "Proper" Winter training.