There I was after three and a half amazing days with some of my closest friends and I was miserable. I was riding in the rain on the freeway in a straight line. None of that is ever good.
This is how the Spring Trip ended, in the rain on the freeway. Not the best way to end an epic 1400 mile adventure through the best highways of Northern California. However, if it had to rain I couldn’t have picked a better time. We were “only” a couple of hours from home when it started and it never was that heavy to completely over come the “waterproofness” of my Aerostich suit.
Riding for a couple of hours in the rain isn’t fun and games though, one of my friends had never ridden in the rain so I was a bit worried about him. I’ve also never been out on the motorcycle in the rain for that long (2 hours of off and on rain). The experience was a sharp reminder that I need to put a fog inserts in all my visors, and that the rubber wiper thing for my glove is gold.
There was on definite positive about riding the last bit in the rain. The rain did a good job of cleaning the dead bugs off my suit and bike.