Wet wet wet, and cold

Few photos in this post.

As any Tasmanian can tell you, hills make rain, and Mandello is in the hills, and it rained and rained and rained.


So after a fruitless wait for the rain to stop, or at least slow down, it was a wet pack up and off to see the Motocarro Ercole east of Milano.


The Ercole is in an old farm.



I then had to do some k’s, as I had to be in western Germany on Monday, so off to Turin, and a hotel picked by being there, at 2100.

The next morning I turned “avoid toll roads” off on the Zumo, and it was off to France.


I rode out of the weather so decided to camp at “Camping de Villey le Sec” on the Moselle river, and it was dry for most of the night, but started to rain in the morning, so another wet pack up, complicated by a flat battery from running my heated handgrips yesterday and charging up my Macbook through my inverter, so after a friendly jump from the park owners, it was k’s again to Werne north of Dortmund and a hotel, so I could stop in and see the people who will work on the Sahara, Escher.de.

I rode out of the weather again, but don’t trust it to stay fine.

Tomorrow will be a drone to Dunkirk and a ferry to the UK, and the work conference I have been “persuaded” to attend.

~ by andygadget on May 20, 2013.

12 Responses to “Wet wet wet, and cold”

  1. The European rains can go on for weeks without break.

  2. West Germany? Germany is all one now – The Greater German Reich.

  3. West Germany? It’s all one now – The Greater German Reich!

  4. When it gets really bad, there isn’t a week in Tasmania without a sunny day or two. European rains can go on for weeks without break. The natives only put up with this because they don’t know any better.

  5. I know the Wolfman bag will cope with the rain. How’s is your other luggage?

    • The Enduristan tank bag is proving to be less than watertight, but the top box, Panniers and wolfman bags are all proving to be watertight.

  6. The Ercole looks a lot bigger than I thought it would be. I thought it would be a little bit larger than a Fiat 500

  7. Ercole:

  8. useful Ercole:

  9. pretty Ercoles:

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