By 4pm most of the daylight was gone and we were riding on roads which were completely surrounded by water on all sides. Stopping was not an option - no shelter and a real chance of being caught in a flood. The photo above (not mine) captures a little of what our conditions were like although not as sunny.
By the time we reached Toowoomba, it became clear that we were not going to get to the Sunshine Coast and changed our attention to finding a motel which could accommodate the whole group. Fortunately we managed to do so quickly and at the moment we are all busy drying out our gear. Not sure what tomorrow will bring. The forecast doesn't look good but we're hopeful of reaching our destination tomorrow morning.
This radar map shows what we are dealing with. We're right in the middle of it.
Total Distance 602km
What would a good trip be without the occasional adventure... riding in torrential rains with the threat of flooding... high winds or torching heat... isn't that why we ride... ;-)ReplyDelete
I must admit that I actually enjoyed it for a while. As you say it is part of the experience. In this case though it has trashed an event which many people have spent a long time organising. Hopefully we can salvage some of it tomorrow and Sunday.Delete
200kms in the wrong direction, wow thats bad. Hope the culprit got an uppercut for that gaff.ReplyDelete
Still beats working though.
Hope the event gets salvaged. I don't mind the occasional 'gully washer' when riding, but it does get old fast.ReplyDelete