Isn't it funny that no matter what decision one makes as to whether or not to wear wet weather gear... it's always wrong. Looked at the skies this morning, some cloud but not much. I took the wet weather liner our of my jacket and pants so that I could stay cool (it was pretty damn hot this morning) and headed off. As I rode out through Samford I saw the clouds looked a bit dark but then I do have a tinted visor and without it they looked pretty OK. I rode up to the top of Mt Glorious (slowly as I don't know the roads around here... must change that) and by the time I got to the top.... twas raining a fair bit. I found a place to turn around and headed back down the mountain - even more cautiously (why is going down always worse than up?) in case there were any slippery bits. By the time I got to the bottom of the mountain and heading back toward Samford it was completely BUCKETING down. The raindrops were so large and numerous that in my helmet it actually sounded like hail ! Now I was actually enjoying the riding in the rain part (perhaps I'm a bit odd) but the getting drenched to the bone with cold water part wasn't so fantastic. I wished I had a gopro mounted - would have made for some good footage, Especially the very dry and happy looking (well, I assume he was happy, I would be) bugger that drove past in his new Aston Martin. I got home safely (obviously) and the gear is hanging up drying which I hope it will do before tomorrows commute.