Some advice for you, and take it with a grain of salt, dear boy: - bikes still have good traction in the rain. Stay with the flow of traffic and don't be an impediment - buy a cheap set of rain gear, REGARDLESS of what your riding suit company says about "rain-proof". NO suit is rainproof. (I bought a pair of Nelson Riggs rain gear cheap and it works great. Just used it the other day.) - buy one size larger for rain gear. Much easier to put on over your riding suit, and no one cares if you look like the Michelin Man. - bring 2-3 sets of gloves. Wear the soaked one when you know you'll get pissed on all day. Always have a dry backup pair when the sky clears. - Try to stay off any painted surfaces, whether freeway or streets. They're slippery when wet. - In general, leave early and take your time in the rain. - Lastly, the biggest problem will be your windscreen fogging up. Do some research on options to lessen this effect. Best of luck, and safe travels amigo!