When it comes to motorcycles and wet weather, Murphy’s Law prevails.
For those who don’t know, according to Google, Murphy’s Law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”
And isn’t that typical of riders being caught out by the weather!
So we have put together 10 rules that should be included in the Murphy’s Law Book.
Murphy’s Law of riding in the rain:
1: If you’ve just polished all the chrome on your bike, including an hour each per spoked wheel, it is bound to rain in the next couple of days.
2: If you have forgotten to pack your wet weather riding gear, you are bound to be caught in a sudden downpour far from any shelter such as a service station of bus shelter.
3: If you have cut down on your packing to squeeze your wet weather gear into your luggage, then you are guaranteed a dry ride.
4: When it does start raining you are out of town and nowhere near any decent shelter where you can put on your wet gear without getting wetter.
5: So you stop under a tree which isn’t much shelter and struggle for the next 10-15 minutes taking off your boots to get your wet pants on and squeezing into your rain jacket.
6: Your mates are already in wet gear and don’t stop to help you because they stay drier if they are moving rather than stationary.
7: Without your mates to help you, and with your jacket and pants getting wetter by the second, it’s almost impossible to pull them on by yourself.
8: As soon as you have struggled to get into your wets, the rain stops.
9: Now you’re sweating from the effort of getting your gear on plus the extra effort of trying to catch up to your mates. Now the sun is out and you’re absolutely boiling in your wets like a cooked spud.
10: You get so hot, you take off your wets and as soon as your pants and jacket are totally wind-dried, it starts raining again.
- How many of these “laws” have you encountered, or do you have more to add?