Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I have 55 years riding experience, a lot of it professional. I ride hard wet or dry, but when it starts, repeat, starts to rain I take it easy. The BM will not suffer from the wet, (unless it is salt) I love riding in the rain and Tyre adhesion is almost as good on a constantly wet red as in the dry. Part of our training involved scraping the bitumen in the wet, no probs. A warm summer day when it starts to rain watch out for the grip, the dust is washing off the tarmac. If you live in an area where they repair bitumen road with tar, avoid it like the plague. Concrete is fine, but some areas have bitumen and they patch with tar and that is like glass, and in the wet lethal. As for looking after your bike. Rain sure wont hurt it. Wash it when there are a few sunny days ahead. Saves the duco.