At Virgin Atlantic Cargo we completed all remaining paperwork and paid our $50 import duty and within 15 minutes of arriving our crates were being delivered to us.
Finally at around 12:15pm we were OFF! Riding our bikes for the very first time on American soil. We headed back to the hotel and within 15 minutes of leaving Virgin Atlantic Cargo Centre we ran into the most incredible tropical rain storm. The rain was coming down so hard and so dense we literally could not see a thing. It was indeed a very scary experience to be having 15 minutes into our American Road 'riding career!' We pulled off the road almost immediately into a office parking lot and sheltered in a doorway. We were so wet that had we jumped in the hotel swimming pool with all our clothes on we would probably have got out of the pool dryer than we now were huddled in the office entrance! We did note the size of the Florida storm-drains, they were huge and looked like they could have consumed the flow of the River Thames back in London. Now we know why!