Bicycles are wonderful machines. Relatively simple, they are vastly more efficient than just about any other form of mobility one can imagine. But they do have their drawbacks, especially in inclement weather. Rain just seems to take all the fun out of cycling, especially if you commute to work or school.
One approach has been to enclose the bicycle in an aerodynamic shell, creating what is referred to as a velomobile. It's a concept that been around for nearly as long as the bicycle. The trouble is, most velomobiles are based on low-slung, low-profile recumbent designs that are hard to see in traffic and seemingly invisible to drivers unused to watching for them.