Saturday, 3 May 2014

Day 26. Virginia into Adelaide

Hmmm it's raining. I'm about 30km north of Adelaide. I've checked the BoM site & there appears to be a break in the rain radar... that'll be my "escape window ". Let's go. 

Well, it lasted about 20mins before I caught the first rain shower. No probs, drop on the rain hatch, pedal on. 
10mins later the heavens opened!

It absolutely bucketed down.. Good thing  I'm in the Rotovelo... I remained quite dry apart from the spray of passing traffic & the wind blown mist through the open sides of the Flevobike roof. It was actually pretty enjoyable. On the dual-lane road, I took the left hand lane, making the traffic do what it is supposed to do.. Overtake correctly! Not squeeze past. I had all lights blazing, front headlight & flasher plus taillight & rear flasher. 
All good.  :-)

I dropped in on the crew at GMK Logistics in Pooraka. They were amazed I think, when I arrived in one piece AND pretty dry for how hard it was raining. :-)
Thanks for the hot coffee & chat guys,  & for a respite from the rain for a bit. It was very much appreciated. 

After GMK, I had to wait a few hours for my next "bed owners" S&A,to return from work, so a good place to hide from the weather is under the "Golden Arches".. for a feed, free wifi & a coffee. 

My first Maccas grub in 2740km. 

I spent a great night with S&A. 
Great food , cleansing ales, good of all, a hot shower & warm bed.