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If you really hate rain, you just may be better off taking a time-out and hold-up in a motel for a day. The
same goes for excessive heat (if possible, try riding at night) or a host of other conditions that can put you
in such a bad mental state that riding is no longer fun (if you are concentrating on being miserable, you are
not concentrating on the road). Yes, answering to your boss why you are a day or two late can cause some
stress, but at least you might make it safely home!