So last night I picked up a new to me S10 and rode 6+ hours back home. The weather guesser had said "Southern Ohio should see the weather clear around 3pm and leave a chilly but clear night". So I headed down from Cleveland to an hour past Dayton to pick up my new to me bike. As we arrived around 4pm, the "clear" weather was nowhere in sight. I Did the bike transaction, (great guy, the seller) geared up and headed for home at around 5:10pm. As soon as I clicked into first gear the deluge started. And I don't mean rain, I mean buckets pouring on your head rain. Within two minutes my eyeglasses fogged and had to be jettisoned. I'm now 25% more blind and looking through a face shield that is constantly being bombarded with buckets of water... Hour an half later and the temps dropped to around 33 deg. Heading into Columbus, around 25 miles out night fell hard and my pin-lock shield failed and fogged bad. (almost like the fog got trapped inside) Now with the face shield cracked about a 1/2 inch I could kind of see, so I continued on. All the while ice cold water was pouring in and smacking me in the mouth. At this time, light reflections and the spray from trucks started to really become an issue, but I had no way to stop as this was the only day for this to happen and I had to be at work at 7am today,So I had to get the bike home that night. We hit Columbus around 8pm. Dark as hell, raining even harder. My Klim "water proof" Goretex snowmobile gloves started to feel a bit wet and my hands started to get cold. The rain, believe it or not worsened and it was like driving through a guy holding a hose on full blast to my face... We crossed through Columbus and hit I71. Traffic slowed a bit and gave me a bit of relief from the spray and the cold, but the pounding of the rain on my helmet reminded me that it was still pouring. As we hit Mansfield my face shield started to freeze up when I'd pass a semi from the tire spray. It was starting to become insane. And I wondered "Do other morons drive motorcycles in this stuff?!?!" At this time I also needed to get gas, so I blinkered my escort-bring-the-car-back-driver and we stopped at a BP. I fueled up and warmed up a bit. (A piping hot cup of coffee never felt better in my hands) At this point, Bob my "return my wife's car home" driver pointed a radar shot on his phone and I joking said "Let me guess, it's going to be two times worse?" He replied.. "NOPE! (pause) Probably four times worse and he showed me a NASTY radar scan showing that the storm had followed us and we were smack dab in the middle of the "RED". I shook my head, added a pair of surgical gloves to go inside my other gloves and we headed headed back out. Now the cross wind was blowing making the rain come from the front and the side pushing water up my cracked shield and into my face and eyes. And it was pushing the S10 and me around a bit. At this point the face shield and windshield started have icing form on them and I was watching (what I could see of it) the tarmac for any signs of ice. Add to this passing double long semi's through a fog bubble of a fogged face sheild and the constant water pounding my face and I almost called it quits... I was basically driving into a blur watching the dotted and solid lines right in front of me making sure I stayed in-between them. But as I said there was no option. I'm leaving on a business trip today (later) and the next few weeks are work busy. After that I'm pretty sure winter will hit Ohio and riding will be done... So I kept on, just saying to myself, "10 more miles." When I saw "Cleveland 40 miles" I knew I was in the home stretch and muscled on... Arrived home at 11:40pm... Hands and feet Soaked and frozen. (it's amazing how much you over steer when you can't feel your hands) and have never been happier to end a ride. In 30 years of riding that was the absolute worst conditions I have faced. I've been soaked before and I've been frozen before, but never both at the same time as much as last night... This morning at 6am leaving for work, all my "waterproof" gear was still damp and the KLIM gloves were still dripping. Todays ride to work in my car was the first time I was not mad about driving instead of riding (asking for 1 day pass, I'd still rather ride 99.9% of the time) SO.. who's seen worse, who's battled the elements and won (or lost?) break out the stories!