Street weath­ers the storm

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Peer­ing out of the win­dow of the Ho­tel Kyr­iad in Eta­ples, the rain was lash­ing down and the trees bent in half. We were about to set out on day two of our mini break to France, head­ing to a town just north of Le Mans to visit our mates. My other half, Mark, was in the car, while I thought it’d be fun to ride over on the Street 750. I hadn’t banked on Storm Katie tak­ing hold, with her 60mph winds and stair-rod rain, which meant it was go­ing to be a very long 230-mile day of rid­ing.

I’d thought I’d be tak­ing the scenic route but re­alised the safer op­tion in weather like that was to stick to mo­tor­ways, trav­el­ling in con­voy with Mark. I’ve driven the jour­ney a few times and hadn’t re­alised just how

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