Craptastic weather is well on the way. Are you and your bike engaged in a farewell fling in anxious anticipation of the fall day that you'll dismiss her to the garage or basement? I sure hope not. It's so much fun to ride year round. Once you're out there in the weather, it's even more of an adventure; sometimes you'll catch your fellow riders, few and far between, wearing big grins and waving like you're all in a secret club. More on this down below, but first: Here are my [very thoroughly tested] top ten personal favorites in the Bad Weather Cycling Gear department, the stuff that I have found to be the clutch apparel and equipment I want on me or my bike when the heavens hunker down and the precipitation kicks in, whether it's rain or sleet or snow. I've also provided cheap DIY alternatives after each entry.