The forecast yesterday said some rain this evening, but didn't look too bad. If I were a seasoned commuter I might have been at work today with the bike, but no car. But it turns out we got MASSIVE amounts of rain this afternoon, with flooding like I have never seen before in my life, not in this area anyway. It took 3x as long as usual to get home by car today. I rode home yesterday and back in this morning, so I had the car at the office. But what if my car was at home and I rode in this morning? I would have been totally stranded at work.
I don't care how seasoned you are I think it would be extremely dangerous to commute with tons of lightning and flooded roads all over the place, especially on a road bike with 25c tires. Has this ever happened to anyone else? What did you do?