There still are few months left until the summer ends, and yes, you still have plenty of time to enjoy the bright weather just perfect for motorcycle riding activities. The golden months of autumn and the upcoming winter may limit you from making the most of your ride, so as much as possible do not let the season pass without experiencing a quality time with your bike. However, you also have to remember that since the season is warmer, you have to wear necessary gears that can offer the best protection from the sunny weather. Days during summer are usually bright and breezy, a reason that riders enjoy touring, camping, and cross-country travel. On the other-hand, some states in the US and other countries where the sun is hotter get the downside of the season. The rising temperature is something that riders cannot disregard for it can be dangerous if they will not take necessary precautions. While there are riders who know the secret to a cool ride, there are some who does not. In the instance that the sun gets too hot, you might be considering taking off your motorcycle jacket to get a good amount of air for your comfort. However, you have to realize that motorcycle gears are supposed to be worn, and taking it off may jeopardize your safety. Do not take your chances in this situation, there are plenty of gears created for hot-weather riding, and you have the choice to take full advantage of them. More to wearing comfortable gears, below are some tips that can help you enjoy a ventilated ride during summer.
Ensure Safety in a Motorcycle Ride Let’s face reality; though motorcycles are cool, they are not the safest ride. For many riders, that is part of the appeal. Riding on the edge and taking risks are just some of what makes motorcycle an exciting and rewarding ride. Among all other vehicles, motorcycles are one of the most vulnerable on the road. Because bikes don't have seat belts, a rider can be easily thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. Imagine your chance of survival when a big-rig hits you, or when you hit it. Colliding on a truck is like hitting a huge rock; however, your chance of survival can be increased if you are wearing appropriate gears and follow the safety tips in riding a motorcycle. Riding a motorcycle does not necessarily be an exercise to cheat death. Motorcycles may be less safe than cars, but there are things motorcyclists can do to make every riding experience safe--not only for them, but also for other road users. How to ride safely?
Motorcycle boots are the footwear for riders. Many bikers today are particular of their comfort and protection, and while helmet, jacket, and pants protect the body, riders cannot simply forget the protection of their feet. Unlike footwear we use in casual days, motorcycle boots provide protection for riding, making sure that the rider will be able to balance his bike without the worries of ankle sprains. There are plenty of choices that you can find in motorcycle stores today if you wanted to acquire quality boots. When purchasing, do not focus on looking for the best because there is no best pair of boots for that matter. The perfection of every pair depends on personal preferences of the wearer, so you better find style and features that you feel you will feel protected and comfortable the most. Common of styles are tall “biker” boots, harness boots, motocross boots, police patrol boots, and shorty boots. Whatever you prefer among them, below are few essential considerations to ensure that the one you choose can offer the riding protection you need.
We know how gears are important to our everyday ride. Motorcycle jackets, boots, helmets are the basic essentials that riders must have, but aren't we neglecting something? Yes, we are, because we haven't mentioned motorcycle pants yet. Most motorcyclist are investing on good boots, helmet, and motorcycle jacket which is beneficial for a safe and comfortable ride. The unprepared ones on the other-hand take their rides with flip-flops and shorts, with a bit of help from sunglasses. Unfortunately, there is no excuse for riding unprepared, when you crash or collide with other road users, or happen to be thrown out of your bike therefore lets you suffer injuries and skin scrapes, you might be repenting with all your might thinking of the “what if's” and the “what should you havedone” to give yourself the best protection you need along the way. We are not that against the casual jeans and pants many of riders often use with their motorcycles. Almost everyone owns a pair of jeans which is acceptable in riding since it can offer a decent amount of protection compared to shorts. However, regular jeans can only provide moderate protection unlike those specially designed for riding. There are plenty of riding pants out there. If you are very particular with your comfort, and the weather in your are is not very friendly for a leather, you can choose from textile, denim, to mesh among many others. The beauty of riding pants is that they are especially created for riders so they have extra features to keep riders comfortable and safe while they travel.
In the previous blog post, we have discussed the importance of wearing a motorcycle clothing in a ride. Since clothing for motorcycle riding is considered as gear, it functions for protection, and secondarily, for fashion. Like many motorcycle gears, jackets are worn by riders for function and fashion, and they cannot disregard the value it brings for enjoyable and comfortable ride. Motorcycle jackets come in different make, style, and materials for every riding season. So whether you wanted to ride on a sunny day or travel over a chilly weather, there are designs that best protect you against the dust, wind, and weather for the benefit of your health. It is ultimately essential that you wear a motorcycle jacket in your ride. There are three good reasons why this type of gear is a must wear. It provides safety. The first among all reasons for you to wear a gear is for safety. Your motorcycle jacket function as your protection against riding hazards. Of the the danger you might face is a road rash and painful limbs when you happen to fall out of your bike in a crash. Of course you would not want your skin to be scraped on the road by riding bare, so it is jut reasonable that you ride geared and covered.