It's interesting being out in the wind and the rain, you see funny old guys on CT110's wearing sou'westers, kids on two stroke scooters, chicks on mid size commuters, young bucks on the latest sport rockets, all getting to where they need to be.
You know what I never, ever, ever see out in the middle of a full on soaker ?? HOG members. What the fuck is it with the majority of these merchandised out, faux biker clowns ??
Do they not realise their bikes are waterproof ? Cause none of em are riding anything old enough to be effected by inclement weather. Is the Bar and Shield emblazoned wet weather gear they spent a weeks wage on letting those pesky raindrops in to dampen their factory endorsed tees, socks and jocks ??
To me it's simply this . . . they've bought into the myth but only on fair weather, blue sky days, rain makes you wet, it grubby's up your 35k Blob Boy Fat Tail and it makes the big ride down to the local pose bar no fun at all. To quote a now iconic Aussie comic line . . . harden the fuck up !!!!
Riding in the pouring rain doesn't make you a man or a tough guy but it's as enjoyable in its own skin drenching, face stinging, sense heightening way as any punt done on a sunny, follow the Motor Company advertising way of life assault on the blacktop is.
Finally, and furthermore, getting on the scoot when Mother Nature is being an utter bitch improves your abilities to keep the shiny side pointing skywards . . . and that's gotta be a good thing.