Just curious what you long distance riders do when it's terrible weather at the start of a ride?
I had a permanent planned for today, although the forecast was for 40-60% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Left the house and it started sprinkling just as I was leaving, a light rain and distant lightening all the way to the ride site, then when I came out of the convenience store to start my ride, the wind had kicked up and was blowing the rain back under the awning, it was still dark even though past sunrise, and the lightening was a lot closer and louder. So do y'all just hop on your bikes and ride off into the storm, or wait a while and see if it gets better, or stay home in bed in the first place or what?
I've ridden in light-to-moderate rain before, but haven't really tried a blowing rain like that.
Of course, by the time I got back home here, it had quit raining and was looking lighter.