Fall is here and that means one thing, perfect riding weather. There's nothing like riding on your motorcycle and feeling the nice fall breeze. With all the nice weather, it may be a perfect time to pack your bags and take a road trip with your motorcycle.
During the summer season, the blaring sun made it too uncomfortable and potentially dangerous to embark on a road trip, but now it’s the perfect time of year to hit the road. With hitting the road this fall, there are some things you should do before and during your road trip. BBV Autosports has you covered on the essentials when it comes to taking a road trip with your bike.
Tips To Do When Taking A Road Trip With Your Motorcycle
Do A Maintenance Check
Before you pack your bags and take to the open road, you want to make sure your motorcycle is in great working order. The last thing you want to happen on your road trip is to discover something wrong with your motorcycle while you are out of town. Give your bike a good lookover, make sure to check your oil and see if there are any leaks.
Plan Your Road Trip Accordingly
When you are planning a road trip on your motorcycle one of the primary things you want to do is plan your trip accordingly. Check weather conditions and make sure there is no dangerous weather that will affect your ride. Make sure the roads are clear and be aware of any construction detours that will add time to your trip.
Make sure to hydrate up! Even though it’s fall and the weather is perfect, you can still become dehydrated. Many people are surprised that you can still become dehydrated in the colder weather, however, it does happen. Be sure to pack plenty of water in your side saddlebag and take the occasional pit stop to drink your water.
Dress For Your Roadtrip
There can be all different kinds of weather conditions that can occur when you are out on the open road. Before your trip, you’ll want to make sure you have the appropriate clothes to wear during your ride. Whether it means you pack a heavier coat or a lightweight jacket, be sure that you have the right gear prepared.
Take Enough Breaks
Depending on the length of your ride you will want to make sure you are stopping to take a break from riding. Going on a motorcycle road trip is a lot different from drive your car out of town, you are exposed to the open air and beating sun. You want to make sure you're eating enough food during your trip so you don’t become weak from hunger.
Usually, on the open road, there are not as many dining options. It’s easy to get winded or tired from a long road trip, so stop and stretch your legs out and rest for a minute. Enjoy the ride!