A huge storm blew through here yesterday. It hasn't rained for about 3 months so it was a treat to ride. I put on my rain gear and hit the road for the 25-mile commute in a very heavy downpour. The rain gear and bike worked great and the ride was uneventful. The biggest issues were low visibility from the tire spray, forced higher speed (75-80) on I-10 across Phoenix and gusty winds. Riding in the rain is not much different than driving.... good tires, good gear and a reasonable amount of caution and you are set to go. I always try to put myself in a position where I have some options to keep from getting caught up in someone else's accident. Riding in all conditions whenever you can will make you a better rider and more comfortable out on the road where bad weather is quite often unavoidable. Get out there and ride!