Technical and tyres
Became a fan of Pirelli tyres (and their calenders) years ago and now won't use anything else. Thats just me though , liking the feed back from the bike and being stuck in my ways.
Sorry missed the post. All I do is buy a running jacket from any high street sports shop. They are better than a bib and at about £15 they worth it,once dirty with road crud I either wash it or if fooked just bin. I go through a jacket most years.
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July should be ok , their school terms are roughly the same as ours. Beware , during August the whole of France goes on holiday and they all head south blocking up the roads.
Saying that, the drivers are much more "bike aware" and biker friendly than the UK.
I decrease my speed overall in the wet. If there are white lines/arrows on entry or through corner, I tend not to apply too much brakes or throttle harshly to avoid a squeekey bum moment. In the dry, I go at normal corner entry speed reguardless of whether there's road markings, have never had issues with riding over them. Its gravel/chuckies/crap/bumps on the road you need to worry about.
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