Off to Pensacola at 7:00 AM, I planned to ride 600 miles. After only two hours, I was into steady but moderate rain. By 10:30 AM, the rain was heavy, with wind gusts. Wrecks on the highway and traffic coming almost to a standstill. I kept pulling into small towns and stopping for 30 minutes or so and then getting back on the road.
As I reached Ocala, I saw that the lightning was fierce and the side roads were flooding. I found a hotel and gave up. Only 250 miles but it was time to stop. I am safely in a dry and warm hotel. As is also my luck, within two hours the rain had stopped, the sky had cleared and I was itchng to ride. But no! My clothing, boots and gloves are soaked and I am going to wait until tomorrow and try again. The forecast is for some rain tomorrow, but surely it will not be like today.