Thanks for the well-wishes and support, it does help at times like this. I have just had to take a pragmatic view of things. They are gone, all 9 bikes, and no amount of wailing or hand-wringing is going to bring them back. So I have accepted it, it is what it is, and I am looking forward and planning for the future, which I can still influence. I don't deny it is a huge personal loss, but I survived and got my dogs out alive so things could have been a lot worse, and are a lot worse for many others. It has literally wiped my slate clean, out of all the stuff I had, including the first toolbox and toolkit my late father gave me when I started work as an apprentice, a full adult lifetime of gathering "stuff" that was valuable or useful to me, all that I have left is a $20 pair of dri-rider gloves I left in the kitchen by accident. All tools gone too. So I guess this is an opportunity to gather minimal "stuff" and travel lighter for a while. The insurance assessor will give me an idea if spares and clothing are covered, I lost at least $20,000 of riding gear, a lot of high-end stuff. Even more dollar value in spares, I don't know if I can actually quantify the dollar value of the extensive spares collection I had for those 9 bikes. Many years of saving/spending, gone in 30 minutes. Here they are : Ratty. I had a lot of fun with this one. This one I bought from the late, great @Gwilli. It ate deserts for breakfast. I will miss it as much as I miss @Gwilli, it was a memento of him and it is lost to me now. His loss is still raw with me. Sad days indeed.