Honestly I've never tried cycling in the rain. Spring and summer are my times to enjoy cycling. So I'd like to believe in you:)
Beautiful! And cycling uphill in the snow?...
The snow is gone. And I have never cycled uphill in the snow, I walk!Besides we don't have any hills, just dykes and bridges to go up.
The wet area moves up if you go faster. :-) My last hybride-bicyle has a too short fender, so I know the problem of a wet back (25km/h) and even a selfmade shower (30km/h). The splash doesn't reach me at a speed of 20km/h or less. Thhis reminds me to search for a small splash protector.
A mud guard should help I guess. But so funny, Thyme! Your drawings make me smile.