I've found that helmet visors help. Louis Garnau came out with a
helmet cover (or is under the helmet?)which has a visor and a neck
cover which looked good enough for me to buy it.
I live in SoCal, but my experience riding in the East/Canada put me into
some horrendous storms. If it's a gully washer - you're going to get
But, as other writers have pointed out, a visor/brim helps. Some
glasses are somewhat water repellant. I like my Rudy Project's, yellow
lenses which seem to enhance visibility and sheds water well.
One think I noticed on one ride is that in passing from cool air into
warm and back into cool resulted in the glasses fogging on the inside.
Unerving to say the least.
Fenders help for a little while. Rain pants help. A jacket helps. Toe
covers help. Just for a while. Pretty much like being on a boat in
storm. Unless you're under cover, you will eventually get very