Join Date: Jul 2012
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Rode 14 hours a few days ago, the last 5 hours spent in heavy rain. Can't say it was pleasant riding in the rain, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Gear: Make sure you are waterproof. At high speed for long duration, water can find ways to get in. That includes your luggage. So like someone mentioned, pack the stuff you want to keep dry in a ziploc bag, then make sure your luggage is waterproof too. If you're using a tinted visor, bring a clear one.
Riding: Be even more vigilant around cars. I prefer the left most lane, less people merging in and out. But I was on a more powerful bike so it wasn't hard to keep up with speed, might be different on 250. Keep a big gap between you and the front car. Turn head side to side (when safe) to clear water from visor.
Last edited by EmptySet; 11-02-2012 at 02:33 AM.