Summer’s gone along with the long nights of riding all throughout. But worry not, because fall is a beautiful season for motorcycle touring!
How to Have a Safe Ride in Autumn
You don’t have to keep your motorcycle in the garage as you can go out and enjoy the cool breeze this season. Although the weather is to blame when it comes to unexpected rainfalls and blasts of heat in the fall, the temperatures will keep declining and the daylight dwindling away. So here are some tips to help you have a fun and enjoyable ride throughout fall.
1. Watch Out For Leaves
Fall foliage may seem pretty and natural, but dry (and even wet) leaves are hazardous to riders once they pile up on the road and cover potholes or any other inconsistencies. Wet leaves can also make the road slippery and cause your bike to slide.
2. Watch Out for Deers
If you happen to cruise in any rural areas, stay alert for deer running away from hunters or searching for food. More collisions with deer happen during this season so try to be more cautious on the road.
3. Wear Leather and Bring Extra Layers
With the cool and crisp air, only leather can protect you from the wind and keep you warm and comfortable while riding. Make sure to bring extra layers in case the temperature drops significantly.
4. Beware of Frosty Surfaces
Cold autumn nights lead to morning frost and slippery roads. It is important to be aware of your surroundings while cruising. A thin layer of ice may force you to lose traction.
The Bottom Line
It’s possible to make your autumn bike ride enjoyable without compromising your safety. Just be prepared for the new weather conditions, and you’re good to go!