I've got a week before I leave for a tour of the Loire valley of France and then train back to England and up to Scotland to see where my father grew up. I'll be training it between the big jumps and then bicycling from town to town and some day rides out to see the sights from the hostels or B&B's.
I'm used to commuting with clipless pedals and in my lycra with wind/water proof front pants and treated wind shell around here. But I'm seeing that over there the pace and dress is often a little more casual even for a serious bike trip. So I'm wondering if I should be looking at a more casual setup. Something like lighter cotton twill pants and switch to platform pedals for this trip.
Keep in mind that I'm mostly not doing loaded touring. It'll be more casual stuff with maybe an 80 km (50 mile) day being a big one with all the stuff to change towns and up to maybe 70 kms MAX total out and back (40 miles) to get out to see the sights over the course of a day.
Mind you the weather over there at this time of year can often be cool and wet. So the stuff I know will keep me comfy is going anyway.
Am I all wet on this (ooooo what a pun) or on the right track?