I'm with Ladukebob, a rain ride is something that I do only to get home. I try to not leave home in the rain unless I have made an unwise commitment to show up for a ride with others. I tried bad-weather commuting, but found it unrewarding: it wasn't really riding; it was just traveling in traffic, and I seemed to spend more time dressing and undressing than I spent on the bike. Even a recreation rain-ride is uninspiring. And if you are wondering, I did not come from a warm and sunny state. I was born and raised here, and have been riding here since long before the term Adventure riding was coined.