With the weather radar on intellicast.com I have gotten really good judging whether I have a 30 minute window to ride to work without catching any rain. As long as I can get to work without getting soaked Im good. If I have to ride home in a downpour I dont care, as long as its not cold outside.
I dont get much above 45 commuting, but if Im on a longer ride at highway speeds, riding in the rain is not very enjoyable. 50mph and slower ok, much faster and its more of an ordeal than an enjoyable ride. If the windshield is on the bike its better while you are moving, but everytime you stop you get soaked (for a light or intersection) and then when the rain stops you dont dry off very well behind the windshield.
Have to mention, my tourmaster boots have never soaked through from the outside, or filled up from my pant legs getting soaked.
I find it more annoying to ride when the streets are wet than to ride in a mist or sprinkling rainfall. Once the streets are wet my pant legs below my knees get soaked from the spray off my front tire within a mile, no matter how fast you are riding. You can ride through a cloud burst in a mile, but if the streets are wet then your pants keep getting sprayed for another half hour...
Everytime I get caught in the rain, I hear John and Paul singing in my head "let it rain, I dont mind, everythings the same..."
Last edited by KCW; 01-10-2018 at 11:58 AM.