In yesterdays foul weather a group of us were off roading and happened to be on a road when we saw a road rider in trouble. Walking as he was unable to ride due to having 3 punctures and getting really cold. One rider had stopped but there were hundreds that didn't.
We lent him 2 jackets and got him in a space blanket and fed him what we had as he was in a bad way. Sent someone down to the next checkpoint to tell them there was a problem, we also went off to get our van to get him in somewhere warm,
Point is - Why don't road riders seem to look after each other like MTB riders do? (we were even asked by a passing MTB rider if we were OK but no road rider did)
Also may be wise to look at the forecast before you ride as all it takes is a mechanicalk to get you in trouble in weather like that, dressed in lycra and a showerproof top
Still hopefully we will get our jackets back!