As the BMWMOA resident "Rain Wimp" it was quite disconcerting when I rode into a strong storm on the way home from work last Thursday. I felt sick looking at the shiny paved surface as I steered through the on ramp onto the highway. I will say that, except for the lightning, it was not as bad as I imagined it was going to be. I was fortunate to ride out of the rain about four miles from home. I was on a /5 and the road spray was awful. Without any fairing or windshield I got a full dose of road spray and it is nasty stuff. It is dirty and gritty. I think I would prefer to ride a lonely road in the rain than a well traveled damp road.