Originally Posted by Gibonius
Biking in a nice warm light rain is awesome. I just need to get sunglasses that don't fog up.
+1, especially here in hot, humid Florida. But, it's best here after the rain has started for a bit - when it first starts during a hot day, the initial result is a lot of extra humidity from the rain steaming off the pavements, but once it gets past that it's 100% better than riding in the open sun.
Speaking of which, we haven't had a hurricane hit central or almost anywhere in Florida for a while (knock on wood) but I've made a point of doing my run through and around downtown Orlando in each hurricane we've had for the past 12 years I've lived here. From Cat1 to Cat5 - at the end of my route, there's nothing like running up to the roof of a parking garage in a swirling cat5 in a city that is entirely closed up with nary a person or car to be seen anywhere for miles, it's like being in a movie. On one of those runs power (Charlie?) had been knocked out everywhere too so everything was black. You could see power transformers blowing up for miles around, you could watch and hear big oak trees being uprooted and brought down - amazing to see with your own eyes from a birdseye view.
I treasure every single one of those runs, they were magical.