Padmei, I have never been so cold for so long. Every morning of every day I was cold for hours. The second day of the ride down to Tekapo was the worst. I got wet before getting into my rain suit at Amberley and it was cold. The clutch is really hard to pull in. My wife can't even make it move. It has been like this for years. So feathering the clutch was out.
I am off to bed, I am completely stuffed.