Well, at least the first time I had to actually work... I rode in once before as a test run This time was very different though. I live in Campbelltown, and work in Chatswood. Get up at 6am, check the weather forecast and have a look outside. See some sky amongst the clouds that appear to be dispersing. I tell myself I wont ride if it starts raining by the time I have to leave (I haven't really ridden in the rain/wet yet). Get geared up... two t-shirts, jumper, leather jacket, backpack, neck warmer, kevlar jeans, boots, thermal gloves, leather gloves, helmet and ear foams. I almost look like a walking motorbike accessories shop. As I'm about to leave, check I've got everything... wallet, house keys, phone, M5 tag. Lock house up. Wait... kinda need keys to motorbike as well. Road is rather wet after rain all night and the cold weather. Set off, and get on to the F5... heavy fog. Condensation starts building on the inside and outside of the visor. Pull the visor up so I can see. What a lovely fresh breeze I take it easy (like I always do, especially because of the wet road). Everything goes pretty well. Get to the M5 tunnel, and by the time I get to the other side, there's a bit of sun out and it's smooth sailing as far as visor visibility goes. Get to work, park in a street nearby (free parking! yay... no more $9/day ) Towards the afternoon, I ask customers I'm helping their opinion of the weather situation "Yeah, it's raining". Gear up again, get outside and there is a very light sprinkle of rain, but the bike is drenched. Get as much water off the seat as I can and head off for home. Get to the Eastern Distributor, and there's some kind of hold up... I wobble precariously with my poor slow speed manoeuvring skills as traffic stops and starts. I'm mindful of traffic trying to get into lanes that are going "faster" and do well to spot a ute which pulls out into my lane in front of a car ahead of me. Once I get out on to the M5... rain. Not heavy rain, but enough to start making noise as it impacts my helmet. Again, take it easy the whole way... road dries out a fair bit after the toll plaza. And, I arrive home, a little damp (from the rain ) and safe. A couple of things I got out of it: - Must look in to some kind of film/treatment for the visor - Wet weather gear - I didn't put my ear foams in properly before the trip home, and I feel it made the noise worse than if I hadn't had them in at all - Really work on my slow manoeuvring/dealing with stop/start traffic - Get more practice in the wet... feel more confident in leaning in to turns correctly when the road is wet - Figure out some way of keeping my hands warmer - Work on lane positioning... I tend to wander around a lot. Anyways... just my little story EDIT: Even in the inclement weather, there was that thought of "Yeah... this is still fun!"