I should have heeded the warning of those clouds and turned around. But I didn't and ended up in a thunderstorm, with a puncture and a dead iPhone battery (and, no, I won't be spending £1,000+ to replace the thing, thank you very much). Why do I do it? Because most rides are better than this.
And what's that black thing on top of the handlebars, I hear you ask? It's a SmartHalo. A waste of money that was.