Wal-Mart rain suit, two piece, plastic shopping bags and 200 MPH tape for inside my shoes. Good goggles that fit over my glasses, all are kept in my LH saddle bag at all times. I only use them if I get caught in the rain, If it's wet out,I don't ride. My only wreck on a bike was caused by a combination of wet roads and a binding front brake. Road rash sucks.
If I have to explain why I ride, you wouldn't understand. Explaining sex to an alien would be easier than explaining the feeling, one that boils all that is going on in your life down to what really matters each time you are in The Wind. All I can say is, Life is not Life without it.