I got caught in the rain yesterday for the first time. My BF has to start work an hour before I do, so he gets up & checks the weather forcast on Foxtel to see whether any rain is forcast. if it is, he takes the car. if not, he takes the bike. I base my decision on whether to ride in or take the bus on whether he takes his bike. Yesterday he took his bike, so I took mine. noting that it looked rather grey outside I though to myself "oh it will probably clear up - cause Tony would have checked the forecast" Little did I know he was running late & DIDN'T check the forecast at all. Since he knocks off work at 3pm he managed to miss all the rain & get home safely. I, however, was drenched. I rode 50 kph the whole way, and stayed well back of the car in front. I also started breaking long before an intersection so I had longer to stop. The thing that sucked was the vision. With the visor down, I was having trouble seeing through a wet visor. with the visor up, I could see a little better but had rain splattered into my eyes. it is an experience i do not wish to repeat volintarily!! I couldn't ride today cause my boots & gloves are still wet.