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Old 08-03-2014, 07:13 PM   #46
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Lotsa good advise so far. I'd say don't fret it, suit up and adjust your speed in the rain. I did a 6 day trip in June and hit rain every day but 1. I commute all summer on my bikes so I'm pretty used to the rain.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #47
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Not being able to see well wreaks havoc on your comfort and confidence level, even when you're warm and bone-dry. A pinlock anti-fog insert on your visor works wonders (assuming your visor in pinlock compatible). If not, there's also stick on versions.

Aside from that, pretty much anything you can do to help yourself see better makes you hate the rain less. Rain-X on the exterior of your visor, those little "wiper blades" that you can attach to your left glove's thumb, little spray on cleaner bottles, etc.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:29 AM   #48
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Has anyone mentioned about being willing to lower mileage expectations yet?

I always do less mileage per hour/day when it rains (with the obvious caveats). If that's you, give a second thought to your destination. Can you still enjoyable, and safely, reach it if it rains all day?
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:58 AM   #49
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I aim for a destination where I'm going to hole up for some time and do side trips from there.

So, basically, one or two days of rain is uncomfortable, but doesn't mess my schedule. Two days is about the limit I'll admit, but that works for me and doesn't slow me down at all.

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:59 AM   #50
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Stay warm in the core. Nitrile gloves under your cold-weather gloves will go a long way for your hands.

I like to put a rain jacket on over my GoreTex. Sounds like it defeats the purpose, but no. It keeps the outside of my gear dry(er) and I lose less heat that way.
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