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07/10/2017
Summer seems like the perfect time to ride a motorcycle. However, the extreme heat can make it dangerous. To help you, this post will share tips to ride safely during the summer months.

How to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely During the Summer

Are you eager to ride your motorcycle and take a road trip this summer? Are you excited to start cruising around when there's beautiful, sunny weather? Before you do, however, you need to prepare adequately, since riding under the summer sun can be risky. To learn how to ride safely when the summer heat is intense, continue reading.

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Replenish Your Body's Liquids

Water is a vital liquid, without which your body wouldn't be able to function. During the summer, however, you secrete more sweat than usual. What this means is that you should work harder to replenish your body's liquids, lest you want to suffer from dehydration. So, if you'll be riding your motorcycle out on the summer heat, remember to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Detect Early Signs of Dehydration or Heat Stroke

Motorcycle riding comes with its fair share of risks. However, during the summer months, you should also be wary of dehydration and heat strokes as you ride, as these are ailments related to the extreme temperatures. It's crucial that you learn to detect the signs associated with them, so you can seek help as soon as possible. If you're feeling very tired, hot, dizzy, or nauseous, go to your doctor to treat these symptoms.

Wear Appropriate Clothing

To stay protected when you ride your motorcycle, you need to wear thick fabrics that will absorb some of the impact if there's an accident. Unfortunately, this sounds less than ideal when the summer heat is in full blast. While you should absolutely continue wearing your protective gear (helmet, gloves, etc.), you can search for light, breathable fabrics that are also impact resistant so you can stay fresh.

Protect Your Vision

The summer sun is so intense that it can be blinding from time to time. As you know, your vision is incredibly important when you're riding your motorcycle, which is why you can't afford to lose it when you're on the road, no matter how bright the sunshine. To keep that from happening, don sunglasses with UV protection (unless your helmet already comes with a tinted face shield).

Get Your Motorcycle to a Mechanic

Your motorcycle is a very powerful machine, however, it can also experience certain difficulties when the conditions are extreme. For instance, the tires can wear down due to the scorching hot floor. Also, the engine can overheat more easily under high temperatures. To keep your rides safe, visit your mechanic so they can help your motorcycle endure during the summer months.

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Practice a Bit Before Heading Out

During winter, the temperatures can be freezing cold here in Wisconsin, which is why many people prefer to store their motorcycle until it starts to warm up again. However, during that time off, people's riding skills can get a bit rusty. That's why you should make it a point to practice for a bit in a safe space before heading back into the road. You could even enroll in lessons to get reacquainted.

Don't Give In to Road Rage

The summer heat can have a very real impact on people's attitudes, many feeling stressed and annoyed due to the extreme conditions. Road rage is more common during the summer thanks to this situation. As you know, road rage can lead to mistakes and accidents, which is not what you want. To help you avoid it, Allstate has this blog post all about what you can do to remain as safe as possible while you're out and about.

Check the Weather Forecast

As a last tip, you can stay safe on your motorcycle this summer simply by checking the weather forecast before you head out. Doing so will help you be aware of what the conditions will be: if it's too hot, if it will rain, if there's a heat warning, etc. Keep in mind, if you find out that the conditions won't be ideal (especially if there will be a heat wave in your area), it may be better to sit that ride out than to risk it.

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