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One of the things that affects how much a motorcycle gets ridden is whether the owner is willing to take the risk of riding it in the rain. In many parts of the country there is a chance of rain nearly every day. This article examines that quandary.

How many times have you seen an ad for a motorcycle for sale that mentioned the fact that the bike was never ridden in the rain? A statement like this raises a couple of questions. The first is, how likely is that? Unless you are fortunate enough to live in one of the few areas where it never rains, you can only guess at an answer by looking at the mileage on the motorcycle.

The second question that comes to mind is, if you never ride in the rain, can you call yourself a biker? Nota biker in the sense that you wear a lot of grungy leather and have a crew to back you up when you get in a scuffle. A biker in the sense that riding a motorcycle is an important part of your life, one that you make a priority.

Not that you have to ride every day. In a busy life that is not always possible. But you do spend significant time actually riding when you get the opportunity. You get on the bike and ride for the purpose of riding, not to get from one bar to another, but to enjoy the feel of wind on your face and the vibrant scents that waft on the breeze.

In much of the United States it rains or snows on one out of every three days, and in some places it’s more than one out of two! If you could know ahead of time which days those would be, it might be quite possible to ride a motorcycle without ever getting wet. The fact is, though, that almost every day you might ride your bike there is some chance of rain, and it’s not possible to tell when, or where, or even if it will fall.

How many places is it common to hear the phrase “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute, it will change”?

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