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How to Properly Prepare For a Motorcycle Road Trip

5 practical tips for planning a motorcycle trip

At least once you have dreamed about dropping everything, getting up on your ride and driving somewhere far away. If you have already made this decision then remember it is a long journey ahead and there are some things you need to take care off before you set out into the world.

Enjoy the sights on motorcycle

Pack Lightly (But Wisely)

One of the most common mistakes done by practically anyone is over-packing. Instead of bringing too much stuff, it is much better to learn how to pack properly and take only the essential things. If you are planning a long trip, then over-packing just might slow you down and make it that much harder to carry on your travel.

Prepare your motorcycle for the trip

This is why it is good to invest in a quality motorcycle luggage and to rely on disposable stuff that will help you cut down while traveling. Also, consider the method of packing as well. Rolling instead of folding can save you a lot of space and effort.

Take time for a nature break

Plan Ahead

As much as the open road and the endless opportunities seem appealing, if you wish to have a successful travel, then it is smart to make a plan. You do not necessarily have to plan every detail, but having a simple outline of your trip is recommendable. This is especially important regarding the weather.

The road never ends

Also, if you are going for a long trip to an unknown destination, make sure to carry a map with you or to rely on the gps systems. No matter how experienced of a driver you are, it is good to keep in mind that you have a long road ahead of you and that you should not forget to equip yourself and your bike the best way you can.

Time to contemplate

Do Not Forget To Rest

Once you get on the road it might seem like an easy venture, but it would be wise not to push your limits. Lengthy road trips have a tendency of wearing you down, so it is a good idea to rest and charge your batteries.

Soak in the joy of driving motorcycle

Other than this, your motorcycle deserves some resting as well. Also, pit stops are a good way to prepare yourself for the next portion of the trip, equip yourself with water, food and fuel and make sure that you are up and ready to go on.

Take your time to enjoy the ride

Dress to Impress (Or Not)

Before you jump on your motorcycle and drive away, you better make sure that you are dressed properly. The first rule of dressing for a motorcycle trip is actually quite simple – layers. If it feels bulky, it means you did a good job.

The bike needs a break, too

The second equally important factor is comfort, especially when it comes to long distance trips. Riding pants, jacket and ankle boots are a necessity and it is really important not to forget the safety gear. A helmet is a must-have, but you can also opt fot other safety garments like full body armour or knee and elbow guards just in case.

The beauty of riding a motorcycle

Pick a Good Bike

And how to plan a motorcycle trip without a good bike? Make sure to find a vehicle that is suitable for these kinds of trips, but also something that will suit you personally. Motorcycle auctions are a good way to find some great models for less money. Also, once you have obtained a bike, make sure to take it to a mechanic to do all the necessary repairs and equip it the best way for the road ahead.

Plan your motorcycle trip with someone you love

Yes, the urge to escape is strong within many but only a few actually get to actualize that dream. Of course, a venture as this one, as freeing as it seems, does require a bit more strategic planning than it originally seems. But once you figure it out, the adventure can finally begin.

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Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exploring new and exciting destinations with her family.

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