Hey, you and SO did great! And good decision to bag it when the rain started coming down in earnest. Even with rain gear, riding in the rain is for fanatics. It sounds like the route involved a little too much traffic for comfort. I assume this will not be an issue then the trail is completed. But in the meantime, you might want to look for some rides where you don't have to compete for the road with 2,500 pound flying metal automotive objects. One of the nicest rides in my area (which might not be too far from your area) is the <a href="http://www.lancasterbikeclub.org/cbm.php" target="_blank">Covered Bridge Metric Century</a>. It's sponsored by the Lancaster bike club and is routed entirely on country roads with little to no traffic and people posted at the few intersections with real highways to make sure bikes go first on race day. Great support, beautiful Amish farm country scenery including seven different covered bridges, a "rolling" course profile to add a little spice, and I'll be happy to ride with you and SO if you decide to do it this year.