I already start into heavy rain and strong headwinds and it doesn’t get any better. It’s very slow going, averaging just 18 kmh. At noon I reach Rio Cuarto and find a bike shop for the last change of tires and chain. The evening is horrible with a fierce thunderstorm and very strong headwind. The meadows are all flooded and my tent anyway wouldn’t survive the wind, so I continue riding into the dark until I get to a small town and a hotel.