Despite that, its horrible and stress levels will always rise despite taking as many precautions as possible. Go too slow and you're likely to be tailgaited, stay behind a vehicle and your vision is greatly reduced and lets not really mention the problems with motorbike headlights. Full beam is always possible, but you risk having your retinas burnt out in reply by anybody coming the other way. All in all, not ideal riding conditions.
With the bike still being (for the time being) my only form of transport, I have to man up and deal with it as best I can. What is the old phrase about more haste, less speed?