haha.. I went to visit Ireland back in 2000 and that's one thing I remember a lot of. Rain Rain Rain. It sure was beautiful though. I'm glad we went. I've been to Seattle too but it was more during the summer. I didn't have to see much rain at all. It was nice. I hope your bikes are okay. I've ridden in rain before and didn't notice anything like that at all. I would say though if you're not smelling anything bad it's probably nothing at all.