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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!
 

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Klim riding gear will keep you dry. It’s expensive, but it works and when it starts raining, you don’t have to do the rain dance on the side of the road to put it on.

The problem with the cheaper rain gear is in the summer it may keep the rain out, but it will be so hot, you’ll be wet from sweat before too long.
 
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