Street cred: Let the sugar babies stay at home playing their MotoGP computer games. Get out in the rain and post on social media about it for plenty of street cred.
Road to yourself: Slow-driving tourists, other riders and police tend to stay away when it’s raining, so you have the road all to yourself.
No queues: if you stop at your favourite cafe for coffee or lunch, there is no queue, the wait for a coffee is shorter and the quality of your flat white is better because the staff are not in a hurry.
Forced education: Slippery conditions force you to slow down, ride smoothly and concentrate more, which is like forced training. It makes you a better rider in the dry.
Heightened senses: One of the things we love about riding is the exposure to the elements; the temperature and the smells. In the wet, it is a far more visceral feeling which makes it a lot more fun.
There is one major problem with wet-weather riding; your bike will need a good clean when you’re finished, especially that chrome! And don’t forget to clean and lubricate your chain.