Yesterday it was absolutely tipping it down and with a very strong headwind (30mph avg if bbc is to be believed) for my whole commute home (15 miles) and my gloves, which have always been very good, failed to keep the wet out and my hands were soaked and with the effect of the wind the were frozen for those last 4 miles. I have the Endura Strike gloves which I had seen recommended before however they just didn't cut it last night. I had them tucked under my waterproof jacket sleeve so the rain wasn't getting through there. Must say though my lighweight packable Gill waterproof jacket did a fantastic job of keeping my top half dry. Also when we are at it about last night I ploughed straight through some flooded parts of the road as it was dark and was in them before I realised how deep some of them were. Anyway one puddle was up to my calves so I dried the chain and the rest of the bike with a rag however when I was checking my wheels to make sure they were still true when spinning the front wheel I can hear water running around which concerns me though can't work out where the noise is comming from. Is this likely to be a problem or will it dry out on it own without damage. All in all given the conditions I was surprised how well I just got on with it rather than cursing it the whole way home. I actually quite enjoyed it believe it or not - it was kind of fun strange as that may seem. No bike today - far too windy today and coming across me which would blow me into the rush hour traffic so not risking that. Not that hardcore.