Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: The Treasure Coast of FLA
I really hate riding in the rain & try to avoid it as much as possible. Bad enough that it limits my riding capabilities but cagers, who aren't paying enough attention to begin with, are even worse in the rain.
To the OP's original point:
I've owned a set of Frogg Toggs for years; used to carry them religiously because in SoFla, storms can pop up almost any time of the year, but especially June-Oct. during hurricane season. And yet, I can only recall ever donning them once in time before the rain hit. Perhaps it's because I live in SoFla, where the temps are generally much warmer year round than the rest of the country, I figure I'll just get wet. ****, I'm sweating so often when I ride, what's a little rain? Sometimes it even helps cool me down.
Matter of fact, on my inaugural ride of the FJR about a year ago, I rode home from the Tampa area to my neck of the woods on the Treasure Coast, about a 3 hr. jaunt. Hadn't rained in FL for over a month but, of course, it surely did on that ride, just about 25 miles out from home. That's Spectreman luck.
Yes, I had my Frogg Toggs & I could see the rain coming but thought (hoped?) it was going to bypass me. No such luck. The storm was a toad strangler and I was soaked before I knew what hit me. Thankfully a turnpike overpass provided me w/some cover for a bit but by then, I was dripping and never even gave the Frogg Toggs a thought, even tho I had them.
What does that say about me???