Believe it or not, riding in the rain is really fun! That is, if you have proper rain gear. If you’re warm and dry, the wetness going on around you becomes part of the scenery and challenge of riding with reduced traction. (Though, truth-be-told, modern rubber means the traction is compromised considerably less than in previous eras.) A decent rain suit can be bought for well less than $100, as can a pair of waterproof gloves. Boots, if you’re on a budget, can dry out later. Just make sure your rain gear is brightly colored so that you stand out in the limited visibility of the weather.