Sounded like the siege of Stalingrad last night... lightning and very heavy rains.
Made for very careful ridng before sunrise. Branches down, & apple sized rocks washed across the roads in hairpin bends, gravel is corners, etc.
I considered this before rising from bed this morning - and planned for it by taking the Piaggio with its much better headlight.
Yesterday there was a 6' wide stream meandering through this cow pasture.
The other side of the road.....
Those 'apples' were waiting for me just above this cottage in a hairpin, downhill snake of a road.
In my coffee village awaits a very nice public restroom.....which I may use again in a few months. For now, the shrubbery will do nicely.