Since I left on The BROAD journey, I have ridden in the rain 4 days out of nearly 7 weeks. That’s mostly thanks to being in the S.E. with pretty good weather. However, day 2 was rainy and in the low 40’s. The other 3 days were in the 70’s or better. And a few rainy days I was fortunate to be located where I could stay put without worry of cost.
Now I’m not ‘afraid’ of the rain, and I prefer rain over heavy winds and freezing temps, but I certainly don’t get excited about a day of riding in the rain. In my situation, some days I simply must evaluate the cost of staying put or getting on with the journey. And some days, no matter how much you evaluate the conditions, things just turn on a dime or you can’t quite outrun it.
As with all aspects of motorcycling there are smart ways to ride and deadly ways to ride.
I found the following article reposted on my ULRB riding group today and thought it was pretty darn good info. I’m simply going to let you read it for yourself and give the dude kudos for his article.
But I will say, with everyday riding for everyday bikers, there’s really no reason to go out if there’s a chance of rain. The risks outweigh the chance that you’ll ride again…
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