Ride out to the Lubéron on my shiny remade CBR600RR to enjoy the strong colours of late summer. Still the classic area for riding a variety of French roads: vineyards and pine forests, limestone gorges and orchards; long straights, gentle curves, hairpins or switchbacks. Some sections to watch the colourful movie of the Provence scenery, others to get my head down and focus on the road.
These roads in Provence were one of the main reasons for me to set up in Marseille following the 1998 AMA/GLME summercamp, and they’re still fabulous to ride on a sportsbike.
Hot... 31°C down in Apt but it cooled a bit in the afternoon as the haze intensified; anyhow, I’ve adapted now. Though my leathers were heavy with sweat by the end of the day. Back to Marseille for an assiette pêcheur (fish mixed grill) at a favourite restaurant.