I know there are plenty of riding in the rain threads. But still, I was riding home last night in the down pour on Parramatta road, in the right lane. Now, all of a sudden, I was splashed with water off the road from oncoming traffic. Not knowing what had hit me, I instinctively closed my eyes for a moment! So it was dark, and I didn't see it coming, could have ended badly in some situations I presume? Anything I can do to avoid it happening again? Does this happen to you guys too? On another note, I went to top up petrol last night, and was straddling the bike. I do this so the bike is upright when filling up. The side stand was down, the engine off, helmet off. However, the petrol station attendant still insisted on me getting off my bike to fill up! I got annoyed so I rode off to another servo. Anyone had this happen? What's with that anyways?