Riding in the rain will never be 'comfortable'. It will always be a necessary evil, to get to those places and days where the sun shines, and all seems right with the world.
You will get all the 'practice' you might ever need in the real world.
Deliberately going out into rain to 'practice' riding in the rain to me is like cutting yourself with a knife, to 'practice' your response, pain endurance, and healing processes.
Where we live we get a few rainy days a year. When it happens we usually pop a beer top and sit on the porch laughing.
IF? this thread? has any? possible utility, perhaps? we have encouraged? someone?,maybe even just that one? lucky ?soul?, to go get checked? , via PG's "encouragement?"? I've had mine this summer so that shoe doesn't fit.But, it's the thought that counts...
P.S. Do people grin under sedation?
Last week I spent four days riding and camping in the rain and everything was fine. Three days after I returned to civilization I started coming down with a cold, so now I'm sitting around coughing and hacking.
I guess I should have stayed out in the rain.
Ride far enough today so you can't come home untill tomorrow. 1998 BMW 1100GS