Rain story: Last night, getting close to running out of gas, stopped at no-name gas and general store in Amherst, ME. Three separate guys got out of their pickups one after another and said:
"Man, you're gonna get wet."
"I've got gear for it."
"That's like those BMW riders, they just keep going."
"Yeah, this is my Vstrom, and there's a BMW in the driveway too, but any kind of rider on the road for several days is prepared for it. "
Then another guy came in while I was paying for gas and told me I was riding right into it. Laughed -- told them all to have a good night.