10 Tips For Endurance Motorcycle Riding

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I went for my first motorbiking tour in the year 2003. Whether you bring your own motorcycle or are planning to rent one , take all essential aspects into account before you set out on the road. Distance is key to touring happiness; your pillion may feel that 200 miles a day is more than sufficient, so plan overnight stops and take regular halts en route to maintain hydration levels.

In a lifetime of traveling, I've had zero bikes stolen with a spare key and one case in which the spare saved the day. While planning for a ride, do take into account the weather along the route that you'll be. The skies have a mysterious and unfunny way of spoiling your plans when you're least expecting it. Better keep an eye out.

Other riders like to lay things flat, but it doesn't work for me. Some bikers like to use zippable plastic bags that are sat upon to squeeze out the air before they are sealed. Unless you're taking exactly the same things on exactly the same bike as your last trip (and that one went well), pack everything on your motorcycle well before departure to make sure it fits and attaches securely.

But riding a motorbike in Thailand can also be very dangerous but if you stick to the common sense basics - ride within the speed limits, wear a bike helmet, obey the traffic rules and don't drink and drive - it remains a perfectly reliable way to get around.

Because 'experience' is one of the ways you gradually realise that you don't need as much stuff as you think you do. When you're packing, think; 'essential' and be ruthless about it. If you've previously been on a solo road trip, have a think to recall if there was any clothing you took last time that you ended up not wearing, for example.

Whether you bring your own motorcycle or are planning to rent one , take all essential aspects into account before you set out on the road. Distance is key to touring happiness; your pillion may feel that 200 miles a day is more than sufficient, so plan overnight stops and take regular halts en route to maintain hydration levels.

Feeling the wind blow as you ride is one of the most wonderful parts of riding, but two or three hours at 75 or 80 miles per hour gets exhausting. Having lived in the desert for a lot of years, this has always been a big one for wikigrottaglie.org me. Even if I'm going on a simple day ride, I always bring a small cooler and pack it with water and bring snacks along.