About 60secs later, I wished I'd kept my thoughts to myself. It was like somebody had turned on the taps and very quickly, the water flooded the tarmac and I counldn't see the road. Bloody scary. Thankfully after about 3 miles the rain stopped and the rest of the journey was fairly uneventful.
So in order to celebrate the first time I've ridden the FireBlade in the wet (on some already wore out rubber - not advisable) I fitted my first mod to the bike. Well I say mod, what I mean to say is that I fitted some Stomp Grips to the bike.