Leaving the office to cycle home in the evening rain.
My outfit was practical if not completely waterproof.
Long sleeve merino wool cycling jersey - Swobo
Trent coat - Target
Jeans - Citizens of Humanity
Boots - Rubber rain boots
Gloves - Head ($10 from Costco. I keep them in my panniers at all times.)
Helmet - Bern Watts
My bike is always prepared for rain because it has full fenders and lights. The only special thing I had to was to put plastic bags over my panniers because they are not waterproof.
The ride was was exhilarating! One gentleman on the sidewalk told me that he also rides a bike and he was very impressed with my biking-in-the-rain set-up! He also said that he enjoys biking in the rain.
I did end up pretty wet! (crappy iPhone picture)
I'd definitely do it again! However if I was riding to a place where I had to look presentable, I'd bring a change of clothes and make sure to allow my self enough time to clean myself up a bit.
While this week has been cool and rainy, we are heading into a sunny weekend with temps in the 80's!