So, I am planning a trip next year around Lake Michigan. I'm planning on taking a week to do it. I think it will involve riding a well-packed bike in the rain at speed. I have rode in the rain before, but at low speed and for short distances.
I'm am asking for input on a couple of things and would appreciate the comments of some of our more sport-touring types of riders (Ibex, you paying attention? LOL):
1. Gear: not limited to apparel. Extra items I should bring in case of rain, bag recommendations, packing items related to a week long trip (not camping though) or related to changing weather conditions.
2. Thoughts, warnings, and/or encouragement about riding in bad weather.
3. Any specific comments about the trip itself from anyone who may have made it.
Thank you in advance