+1 There's a lot of truthiness in there. On the plus side, I think we have some of the best "Rain Riders" in the country up here (We get lots of practice). If you were to wait for clear weather to ride, you better find a new hobby (or buy a Cruiser and spend 3 monts of the year rubbing it down with a diaper). Some of my best riding days have been on days with "Rain Showers" ~ 4 hours of clouds followed by 15 minutes of warming up in a starbucks. Oh, and, invest in heated gear as part of your "moving expenses".