Hit it she goes boom
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Illinois (Our governors make our plates)
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I personally don't purposely ride in the rain. I have a truck with a roof, windows and a heater. Like another posted...If I get caught in it that's one thing. This time of year it tends to be COLD when it rains. I work in an office, and showing up for work soaking wet would be frowned on.
To me the ride is supposed to be a pleasurable experience, and riding in the rain is not pleasurable. On my bike I have zero protection. No fairing or windshield. I get all mother nature wants to throw at me.
I'll go with this. ^^^
To me commuting is not motorcycling... its commuting (sorry). Commuting is just blah. Not a way to use up your freedom machine!
But thats just me.
I don't go for a ride in the rain, but if I'm on a trip or just caught out of course I do.
Don't we all grumble when the rain clouds start dumping on us?
In the PNW I use heated gear. It makes cold days or wet day go by MUCH easier.
I have never had a bike fail due to rain.
I drive a cage in the cold/wet - I'm not that dedicated.
My bike was my sole transpo from 18-25 years of age but not since.
And to me a bike stays much newer fresher cleaner when its not worn on with commuter miles.
Just my way of going about it and nothing against m/c commuters.
OK, so if you have a great job why not enhance your day more with commuting??