Ok...maybe not "ever" but after about 10 weeks off the bike I got out for my first, post-rehab ride at Lee Quarry. To make things even better it was on the newly built Bfe.
I can't think of many times when I've enjoyed riding more than today.
Great weather, no knee-op required and what was supposed to be a 30 minute pootle, as direct by the physio, turned out to be a "somewhat longer" shred-fest (excuse my use of crap lingo but I feel very good right now!)
Knee has had some ice and still feels good.
Bfe was amazing - just needs a few tweaks and definitely some adjustable travel forks!