Originally Posted by Tor
+1. Which is why I ride to work in weather that "normal" people would find crazy. I have a few other riders where I work (mostly GL riders) and I have to explain to them the concept of why I choose to (not that I have fun doing it) commute in horrific weather. It keeps you on your toes, you make sure all your equipment works properly, and you make sure you yourself work properly should ANYTHING, be it wx or anything out of the ordinary,come up. It just keeps you honed sharp.
Good point Tor about weather. I too commute by mc, rain or shine and it has paid dividends on extended trips. One trip in particular comes to mind while travelling in Colorado where the weather turned very nasty quickly. For me it was just another day at the office, I was able to draw upon a more complete tool box of skills and experiences.