I’ve had decades were using the bicycle in warm/luke/rain/cold weather to commute. One year had recorded almost 9,000 miles of riding back and forth to work. Much of the commute around congested traffic where cages [vehicles] would be bumper to bumper in europe.
I am not a greeny, just someone who was opposed to sitting in traffic when knowingly a better plan.
Down deep, a loner with convictions. And use to wearing a knapsack.