onces I was on my way home from Littlerock Arkansas. The weather was great until I got about half way through Texas. I ran in to a rain storm on 59 in the middle of nowhere. It rained so hard and so sudden it was freaky. I couldnt see more that a few feet in front of me. finally I found an old car wash and pulled in until it stoped. thats the worst rain story I don't carry rain gear so when it rains I try to pull over, its not always possible. some times you have to tough it out. You got it all right slow down watch for hazards such as paint, puddles, and pot holes. more than all that watch the idiots in cars they are tuned out, turned off, and dont care. I cant count the number of near misses because of some jack a$$(usually a woman in a car) with a cell phone, or chatting up some one in the other seat.