On account of the weather forecast indicating a ten percent chance of precipitation for Squamish and zero for Vancouver, I figured I'd take a quick burn up to Whistler. My main concern was that I might be too hot and have to take off a layer. I first hit a rainshower north of Lions' Bay. Another north of Whistler (why not visit Pemberton?). More showers followed. Getting cold. Stopped for a little walk at Joffrey Lakes (to warm up; the trail was still covered in snow though). Things really got happening at Duffey Lake, however, where it was no shower but downright rain. I was getting wetter and wetter in spite of being tucked in as much as possible. Others on the road must have thought I was trying to get more speed out of limited horsepower but all I was doing was hiding behind my little Puig and wearing no rain gear.
By the time I finally got to Lilloet, entirely in rain, I vowed I wasn't going back through that weather. I was shivering. Got warmed up in the German deli and converted the trip into the Lytton loop.
By the time I got to Yale I had hit rain nine times, only two of which were minor shower breaks. What's with the forecast??
Actually it was a good ride: I had the road to myself most of the time. There was a fair bit of sand and gravel on the turns (and on me and my machine) but traction was okay. The round trip including stops took seven and one-half hours, less than an hour overtime. Got away with only two gas stops. Ran into a wheelie-ing guy on a CBR1000RR who was feeling frisky but I just wanted to get back without having to buy gas again. I really have to wash the bike now. Sore legs.
Dress for success.