Going For Long Distant Riding on a Motorcycle
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One of the first things you should do before you start your trip is give the motorcycle a once over. Check the fuel, tyres and any other necessary things that could go wrong while on the trip. Remember you cannot just simply fix something when you are in the middle of no where between destinations, so always check your machine to make sure it is in good order.
One of the next things to take into consideration before travelling is mapping your trip out on a map. Work out which route you will be taking and mark where there will be fuel stations, places to eat, places to sleep, rest stops and any other thing that you can think of. By preparing the map like this you can easily assess which place would be better to stop at, and see how far the next place is if you do not stop.
When preparing for the trip, wear all necessary clothing associated with a motorcycle. There are many places that sell this clothing, you just need to work out what you need. The reason why this clothing is better, is because it is specially designed to be worn when riding these machines. It helps keep the rider warm, and reduces the risk of serious injury if in an accident.
When travelling on the road be sure to keep to the speed limits at all times. Remember it is not a race to get where you are going. Long distance riding is designed to take a long time to get to the destination. By not speeding you will reduce the risk of having a serious accident. Remember these machines do not have a safe guard around them like cars do. If you have an accident on one of them, you will be thrown from your seat and hit the road. So always obey the road rules to get there in one piece.
Stopping for a rest is another important aspect of long distance riding. Try not to drive more than two hours at a time. It is known that if you do not take a break every two hours you will become fatigued and your concentration will be minimized. So stop regularly at a rest stop and get something to eat and drink. This will refuel you and your mind so you can get back on the road quicker.
If you are travelling across a border into another country, be sure to be on alert for different traffic laws and road rules. All countries are different so always be mindful if travelling out of country. If you are unsure about any of the road rules, ask around or find a local road authority building for inquiries.
So if you are about to embark on a adventure with your motorcycle, why not take some of these tips into consideration. By doing some, or all of the things said above, you will be able to enjoy yourself and be safe when riding. But most importantly, remember stop, revive, survive.