If you’ve never driven or even ridden on a motorcycle it’s really time you got out there and gave it a try. It’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before. Many women do it for the freedom and power it gives them. Read on for tips to enjoy the ride and plan a road trip on a motorcycle.
The Joy Of Motorcycle Riding
If you have a fear of riding a motorcycle, now is the time to let it go. If you wear protective leather, a helmet, and make sure you are insured, you are already on the way to a safe ride.
Don’t just hop on a bike and hit the road if you’ve never ridden before. Take some time to learn how to ride and how to be a safe rider. The you’ll be ready to safely hit the road and feel the wind in your hair.
That is one of the reasons many people, women and men included, ride. They love that feel of the wind in their hair, the freedom of not being confined inside a vehicle, but still managing to get where they want to go.
The Best Way For A Road Trip
Whether you want to get away with your significant other, or you want to get away on your own, taking your bike on a road trip is the best idea ever. The adventure of riding a motorcycle is enough to get most women on two wheels. Why ride with him if you can ride by him, right?
Road tripping with a motorcycle lets you enjoy the beautiful weather, the sites, and it helps you save money on gas. Motorcycles get better gas mileage than most vehicles. You don’t have to worry about where to put your stuff if you want to spend a night or two away, just get a pair of saddlebags to put your clothes and stuff in.
Before you hit the road though, go through this important checklist:
- Get used to the ride ahead of time – if you normally only ride for short periods of time you may be amazed at how long a day of riding can actually be. Before it’s time to head out take some longer practice rides to get your body and mind used to it.
- Check the weather before you go – no matter where you live, the weather can change in an instant. You need to look ahead at the weather forecast for the days of your trip, but you also want to make sure you check again each day. That’s where smartphones and the weather app can come in handy.
- Motorcycles are loud, be prepared – you may want to have some earplugs with you so you aren’t causing premature hearing loss while riding.
- Take breaks even when you don’t need them – a break at a rest stop or a snack at a restaurant may make all the difference in your stamina when it comes to riding on the open road, so take frequent breaks when you need them and don’t push yourself too hard.
- Make sure you’re insured – motorcycle insurance is just as important as car insurance. It can save your thousands of dollars in case of an accident and it can help give you peace of mind while you are on the road.
- Take a change of clothes, toothbrush, and comb- riding isn’t always glamorous. You will get dirty, your hair will look like it was under a helmet for hours, and you just might get bugs in your teeth!
Don’t let the open road and the wind in your hair pass you by. Even if you just find a friend with a bike that is willing to take you for that initial ride, you’ll surely fall in love and be wanting a motorcycle of your own. Plus, men love a woman that rides.
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