I'm pretty much an all weather commuter. The only time I will generally take the subway is when the roads are sufficiently icy/snowy and I don't feel like tempting fate with vehicles that weigh several tons more than I do on slick roads. Plus, you never know what lies beneath the layer of snow - metal plates, manhole covers, potholes, and a variety of other obstacles are just waiting to take you down.
One thing that does not bother me all that much as far as weather is rain - after all I did grow up in Portland, Oregon. Oregonians are known for having webbed feet with all of the rainfall. Rain can be a bit of nuisance in terms of wet clothing. If you commute in the morning and your clothes get soaked it is not all that much fun to put on damp clothing for the commute home.
One way to fight damp, wet clothing is with newspaper. Way back in a Bike Hacks Classic entry I talked about how I will stuff my shoes with newspaper after a wet ride to help speed up the drying process. You can also use a rubber band to wrap the shoe with newspaper.
Well the same thing works for gloves. After a recent wet ride I reached for the newspaper and the result is simple and fairly effective. Even more effective is if you have an air vent in your office that you can place your articles near to help make it so you do not have to put on damp clothing later on.
Do you have any tricks that you employ to fight damp, soggy clothing? Feel free to comment or to send your hacks to us.