Bicycling in the rain this morning 🚴🌧️ I remembered an argument with a friend some years ago regarding whether it's better (i.e. you get less wet) if you run or walk through the rain (we might not have been completely sober).
At the time I thought he was foolish to even consider this as an interesting question and was sure: The longer you stay in the rain, the wetter you get! The faster you move, the faster your are out of the rain! Easy, right?
Turns out the whole thing is much more complex... if for example the wind /rain comes from behind there can be an optimal speed: https://abel.math.harvard.edu/archive/21a_fall_12/exhibits/rain/bocci.pdf
Having this said, as long as it's warm, cycling in the rain can actually be quite enjoyable for a long time...so maybe rather a problem that should be approached through psychology rather than through physics 😜.
Good night everyone!