From the leaves of the calendar, the summer has ended, and the rainy season has begun, but the intensity of the heat has not ended. Even if it suddenly rains somewhere in the country, the heat is not diminishing. Such weather conditions can cause a little more headaches for riders than anyone else. When riding a motorcycle on an open road, there is no AC like in a Car, no roof to protect the head from the sun. So be especially aware of the ride during the summer. Let’s take a look at some of the special awareness issues:
Here are some Motorcycle Riding Tips for Summer
It goes without saying that in hot weather, everyone has to try to fill the body’s dehydration by drinking water and liquid food. However, the case riders need to be more careful in this regard. The head and body are exposed to the hot sun, and strong winds while riding a motorcycle also play a significant role in creating dehydration.
Avoid liquids such as coffee or alcohol, as they create more dehydration in the body, only aggravating your problem. So drink plenty of water before you start riding; if you have been riding for a long time, keep a water bottle and ice pack in a saddlebag. You can also keep a hydration pack if you want.
Regular journey breaks and lunch breaks
The intensity of heat as a machine will continue to increase while riding a motorcycle; that means as long as you keep riding the bike, The bike will be so hot, and It will take longer to get cold.
And the temperature of the bike will also flow in your body, Which is at the same time uncomfortable and very harmful. So if you are out on a long trip, plan so that you can take a break of ten minutes after running fifty minutes per hour. This will keep both the rider’s body and the bike healthy and normal.
Drink water and other liquids during breaks; also drink saline if possible. One more technique you can use is to soak a handkerchief or similar cloth on your head every time you take a break and wear a helmet. However, if you have a slight chance of catching a cold, it is better to avoid this strategy. When going out for a ride, all the riders want to follow the mile after mile of the road every day as much as possible. However, in the heat of summer, a little special consideration has to be given.
From noon to four in the afternoon, this is when the sun is most intense, and this time the position of the sun is over the head. This means that it is hotter at this time, and dehydration also increases. So at this time, it is better to take a break and start lunch and rest.
We know that it is tough to wear any clothing in the heat of summer; it is more challenging to use special safety clothing and other materials for motorcycle riders. However, we would advise you not to avoid safety clothing.
Safety clothing will strengthen your safety, but it will also protect your skin from the direct sun’s ultraviolet rays in the heat. On the other hand, the more air the body needs, the faster the body will become dehydrated. And since it takes a lot of air to ride a motorcycle, even a little bit of clothing delays the dehydration.
For these gears, you can collect the summer season-based items available, especially gloves and athletic undershirts that will protect your skin’s moisturizer and increase air circulation.
It would be wise to keep raincoat jackets, pants, and, if possible, a full raincoat in a bag on a motorcycle. Be aware of these preparations during the ride; because rain means water and mud accumulating somewhere on the road, slippery muddy roads are especially dangerous for motorcyclists. So when it rains, you have to drive very carefully.
Motorcycle management in warm weather
You get used to the way your bike works, but there are some additional complications with motorcycles and other equipment during the summer as a machine. Special awareness at some stage to avoid these complications,
Be careful to carefully consider the amount of pressure the motorcycle manufacturer recommends on the tire. Do not ride with different air pressure tires at various times while riding.
Fluids, filters, and lubricants
An engine can perform consistently when breakdown airflow is normal or slightly lower. As the volume increases in summer, airflow is not normal. Therefore, before going out for a ride in hot weather, it is necessary to check whether the fluid level is full and whether the air filter is clean.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion
Even after all the preparations, if you can avoid dehydration and increase airflow in the body, you can still suffer from fatigue. Especially when you’re out on a long ride, which is a lot of time and distance, you should know the symptoms of fatigue,
- Muscle Cramps
- Lots of sweat
- Mental fatigue or relaxation
- Doubt or misdirection
- Irregular heartbeat
If any of the symptoms are observed in yourself, stop, sit in a cool shade, and eat plenty of cold liquid food. Rest until you are back to normal. This is very important not only for your health but also for the safety of you and others on the road. Hopefully, following these tips will improve your health and keep you safe on the road. So enjoy the summer too and go out on an adventure.
Before I finish, I would like to make a small request. It is possible to change the world if everyone plays a small role in their place. Those of you who go on long rides can carry some tree seeds in a bag; spread them out at regular intervals in the open space on the side of the road; many trees grow carelessly, Which will give shade to any future rider, will prevent at least some increase in temperature year by year.
Plant trees, save the world. Have a nice trip.