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I picked up my first street bike last month. 2014 HD Fatboy Lo in vivid black V&H short shots and stage one air cleaner.
I have put about 250 miles on it just around my local neighborhood and
short rides on a couple of Saturday and Sundays to empty parking lots to get use to it.
Yesterday (Friday afternoon) I decided to take my longest ride I have been on yet. I went to the next town over about 45 minutes away to see the wife at work. Great ride a few back roads and a couple of busy state roads. Had a blast got more comfortable in the seat.
But it was the ride home that popped the cherry.
I live in Fl and the saying goes if you dont like the weather just wait five minutes it will change.
I talked to a few of the guys that ride at the wifes work and I noticed the build up of storm clouds. I said my goodbyes and headed out. A short distance from the shop the rain let loose. I have never ridden in rain before and when I saw the poor down I was headed into I bit of clinching came on. No time like the present ya know. Drove it a bit slow in the real heavy stuff and Im sure the guys in cars were bitchin but I actually enjoyed it in a crazy way. At least I know now what I can do and I ready for the next challenge.
My neighbor who rides the ultra classic across the street asked If I wanted to do the breakfast Ride to Ruskin on Sunday (hell yeah)
 

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Good for you, rain isn't that bad as long as you're careful. Now get out there and pop some more!
 

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Congrats.
 

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I remember riding home from Collision II, had a lot of rain, HOURS of rain. But I was on the slab and traffic wasn't heavy and my rain gear worked pretty well (have upgraded it since) and all in all it was a pleasant ride--except for a few times I had to pull over cause it was raining too hard to see. Around here locally if rain is imminent I don't need to ride. But if you are already out--especially if out of town--you just have to grin and bear it.
 

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I remember riding home from Collision II, had a lot of rain, HOURS of rain. But I was on the slab and traffic wasn't heavy and my rain gear worked pretty well (have upgraded it since) and all in all it was a pleasant ride--except for a few times I had to pull over cause it was raining too hard to see. Around here locally if rain is imminent I don't need to ride. But if you are already out--especially if out of town--you just have to grin and bear it.
And what rain gear works best for you Joe?
 

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And what rain gear works best for you Joe?
JPR, after reading mostly favorable comments here I sprung for the HD Hi-Vis rain outfit. Haven't needed it yet but sooner or later I will. And I argued very "politely" and got 15% off and paid for it with my Harley bucks which I didn't really need for anything else HD. I think the stated price is $185 but so many on this forum said that's what they ended up with and were pleased so I got it. Previously had something a lot cheaper from a Cycle Gear outlet--not too bad but leaked a little and I definitely like the Hi-Vis aspect of the HD suit.
 

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Pics or it didn't happen.


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So you want a new rider who has never ridden in the rain before to take a selfie while he's attempting it for the first time?

And I thought Andy was the resident sadistic sicko on this forum.=)

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Think he meant pics of bike
 

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It was a joke.

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Guys I can hardly take one of my hands of the bars to wave at another rider. I know I cant take a selfie while riding rain or shine ;)
 

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I have to admit, the title caught my eye. Then after reading, I remembered that I have lost my rain gear. I got caught in a bad storm that soaked even everything in my wallet. I was miserable. I'm going to look or my gear now. Enjoy your bike!


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I remember my first ride in the rain, scared the heck out of me, but I thought nothing I can do about, just slowed down and took my time
 

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Outstanding!
 
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