I ride in the rain, if necessary. Not the good bikes. They don’t see rain unless by accident. I have rain gear including a helmet cover that keeps the rain out of my eyes, off my head, and away from my neck.
Today, I dressed for rain. And, that means my helmet cover was on. This cover is unique. It has a brim like a cycling cap to keep the rain out of my eyes. It has a flap at the back to keep my neck dry. And, it has reflective strips on both the sides and back so I can be seen more easily in low light conditions. The cover cinches on quickly, and easily. It stays in my pannier in the event of rain. I never know in these parts.
They laugh. They say “Real cyclists don’t wear helmet covers”. They may wear a cycling cap. A cassette. But never a helmet cover.
Let them laugh.