Dale: great video of the rain racer. thanks
I live in Vancouver where one does everything whether it is raining or not, so rain riding, is just part of what may happen on a day ride. I can live with it, and of course all the usually obstacles mentioned, white lines etc, road snakes, bad.
I did have an experience a month ago. The weather forecast was for bad to worse, so we decided to cut our losses and just make a run for home on the slab (coquihalla and hwy 1 to vancouver). Ok it is one thing to ride in the rain, fine. Another to ride at night, not my favourite. But honestly to ride in the rain at night is a nightmare. You just do not know what is on the road a foot in front of you. I try to keep lots of space, but cars just keep filling it up. Huge semis with double trailers, passing me or me passing, the spray. We made it as you can see, but I was in PTSD for a couple of days. I made a promise to myself, that I would never do that again. find a motel and hole up, and if I ride the rain, do it in the daytime. The huge irony was, the 100% chance of rain for the next day turned into 100% sunshine (how typical BC). if I waited, I would have had one more glorious day of riding.
that's my story.