How many times a week do you take to the road on your motorcycle?
If you’re someone who can’t get enough of time spent on your bike, you are not alone. For countless motorcycle riders, using their cycles on a daily basis is a way of life.
That said it is important that you are wearing the right gear each time you head out.
Are You Dressed for Safe and Fun Rides?
Among some of the keys to the right gear for your rides:
· Comfort – Given operating a motorcycle can be tricky, dress as comfortable as possible. That means having clothing that doesn’t smother you, making it difficult to move around. Sure, a snug feeling is good, but given the turns etc. needed in operating a motorcycle, be able to go with the flow.
· Safety – Although you hope to never get into an accident, chances are you may end up doing that over time. While wearing a helmet (see below) is critical in protecting you, so is the right clothing. How many times have you seen riders with only a T-shirt and shorts on? If they have an accident, the potential for serious injuries goes up (see below). Having the right motorcycle riding jeans on can prove a big benefit time and time again.
· Helmets – Even with some states eschewing helmets as the law, you should always wear one. As anyone who has been in a motorcycle accident can tell you, it is a scary scene. In only a second or two, you can see your entire life flash in front of you. Although a helmet does not give you 100 percent protection, it gives you a better shot of survival.
If you’re worried that buying clothing for your rides will cost you an arm and a leg, stop worrying.
In fact, shopping online can be one of the best moves you end up making.
Countless brands selling motorcycle clothing and related accessories have great deals online. Take some time to peruse what is out there, allowing you to ride off with some specials again and again.
Sharing the Road with Others
For some riders, sharing the road with others can at times be a conflict.
Remember, your motorcycle can fit into spots that cars and trucks can’t. As a result, it is even more important that you share the road in a respectful manner with other bikes and vehicles.
For instance, don’t try and squeeze into lanes that are not there. This is true on highways and local roads.
Also be sure to do your best so that drivers see you coming.
One way to go about this is wearing colorful clothing.
Whether the color choices or the designs on your jackets or shirts; standing out is important.
Of most importance, it is key when it comes to safety.
Some riders will wear the designs of a motorcycle group they belong to. If that’s you, it is a good way to identify yourself to others on the road. That said don’t do something silly where your design can make it easy for someone to alert authorities to.
When the time comes for you to hit the roads once again, make it a safe and colorful ride.