Spring is finally here, the sun is peeking through the clouds as the temperature begins to rise melting away the frigid remains of winter. It’s time to bask in the freedom of the open road. Take flight from the plush comfortable place you call home and instead make home wherever you lie your head.
No matter how far you venture or how long you will be gone make the most of your journey with these guidelines.
Pick your ideal route.
“There are roads and there are motorcycle roads”
Each rider will have their own unique perspective of the road they travel. From your experience find the route that is right for you. Fortunately there are helpful websites that show which routes are available, it’s up to you to choose which one to take. Whether you are into scenery, road quality/difficulty, or roadside amenities check out http://www.motorcycleroads.com/ to choose your ideal route.
Know your route.
So you have decided which route you want to take but don’t make a run for it just yet. Study your route, know where the gas stations are along the way. Have your own personal check points to stop and rest. Don’t forget to make the most of it! Stop and enjoy the scenery.
Be respectful of the places you’re visiting.
Remember the places you are riding through are someone else’s home. Always ride respectfully through the towns along the way. Follow all the traffic laws and treat the local law enforcement with respect.
Ask the locals.
Sorry Google, you just can’t know everything.
Want to stop and grab a bite? Need directions? Ask the locals! They are a wealth of information you can’t find on the internet and will know everything from the best food to places you can’t miss.
Always be prepared.
Be on your toes. The most scenic routes can be both dazzling and dangerous. Watch out for anything on the road from a stray dog to a deer bolting across your path. You never know what kind of weather you may hit. Bring everything you need in your saddlebags from rain gear to the handy tool pack. Check out this blog for items we would bring: 10 Things You Need In Your Saddlebags
Ride within your limits.
Don’t over estimate your abilities. There is nothing impressive about riding through extreme fatigue for no reason. Make the trip enjoyable and avoid danger at all costs. Take caution riding at night if you have to. Plan your rest stops accordingly so you never have to ride tired. This is where proper planning and preparation come in hand.
Where will your adventure take you this riding season? Let us know!
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