Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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The Alfa is STRONG against bad weather

Crazy moments when driving back from Billingshurst just now (which ended up taking exactly an hour start-to-stop, so I was right with my estimate):

Discovering that the A29 south of Pulborough has been resurfaced, and has no markings or cats eyes at all. Did I mention that this was at night, in the pouring rain? It wasn't quite on the scale of pleaseremove's epic "where's the road gone" moment as I could still see where the nearside was... just not where the rest of the road went. Oh, and to add to the fun there were several deep puddles on the nearside trying to grab the steering and throw you into the ditch. Fortunately the Alfa is STRONG against such puddles and just kept following the road.

Cresting Bury Hill to find proper fog. Not the half-hearted fog that elemnar and I discovered on the A264 towards Horsham, but proper main-beam-will-blind-you fog where you can only see a short distance ahead - and that's with the front fog lights on.

And finally, discovering deep puddles along the central reservation of the A27 just past Chichester. While overtaking a slow box van. While accelerating hard to clear the traffic behind me that also wanted to overtake the van. Again, the Alfa is STRONG against such and did not fling itself against the crash barrier or van, but pretty much went the in the direction I held the steering wheel.

Aside from that it was actually quite a nice drive. The approach to Pulborough was alright, as was heading through the villages between there and Bury (aside from the driver behind who wasn't entirely happy with me keeping to the speed limit), and once I escaped the Chichester roundabouts the Alfa just cruised along the dual carriageway despite the rain and wind.
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