Riding in wet weather is not all that enjoyable, but the experience can be improved with preparation and correct clothing.
Carry a bicyclist's rain cape, and make sure your bike has fenders. A rain cape is similar to a poncho but made especially for biking. They are brightly colored for visibility, small, lightweight, and inexpensive. The front loops hook over your thumbs or front hand brakes creating a tent to protect you from the rain
You will need full length fenders on the bicycle, otherwise dirty water from the back wheel will spray up your back under the cape.
Braking in Wet Weather
Wet rim brakes on steel rims decreases your stopping distance. Apply brakes brakes in advance, well before you need to stop.