Also, back before texters took over the highways and byways I felt safer. Now if it rains I'll find a place to wait it out. Better to arrive someplace late than to never arrive anyplace again.I don't set out on a ride in the rain. That said I have been caught in the rain many times. On a 2700 mile trip last summer I spent at least 600 miles in the rain. Find rain gear that works for you and keep it on the bike if there is a chance of rain. Just remember to slow down and be vigilant as you are even less visible in the rain, or you can pull off the road and wait it out somewhere.