'08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
The only time I rode in those conditions was '06 Solvang century, and I only persevered because 1). it was my first century, and 2.) I paid for it and drove a long way to do it. The thunderstorm and hail moved through in less than 15 minutes, although it felt like an eternity. Then we had another 1/2 hour of cold rain. By the 2nd rest stop the skies had cleared and it turned into a beautiful day.
As these storm cells blow through they tend to be intense: hard, driving rain, hail, thunder and lightning, then they subside. I won't ride through a thunderstorm again -- I'll pull off and find some shelter.
You actually may enjoy it.
When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"