Re: Riding in the RAIN
I'm also one of those nuts who rides all year regardless of weather. My biggest concern is hanging my gear next to a strong heater so it won't meldew. It washes the bugs off, so I don't complain.
You're from California and your rain is very gentle, but often. I don't ever remember lightning and thunder there. If you ride in the rain a lot in the midwest, chances are you will see a tornado every year or two. Not a problem as the bike handles heavy downpour much better than a car which is a sitting duck. My bike starts to hydroplane at 90mph in an inch of standing water. That's when the road vibration disappears and the rear tire spools up, limiting maximum speed. Normal rain its much more. Hail can be the real killer.