Winter Weather Tips for Motorcyclists

riding in the snowIt doesn’t matter if you are a new rider or have been riding for years. Driving a motorcycle in the winter can be vastly different than driving during the warm-weather months. Changing winter weather can greatly affect the way your motorcycle handles, and you must be prepared for what Mother Nature throws at you.

As winter takes a stronghold on Texas, cyclists must be ready for icy roads and slick streets. Thanks to El Nino, residents of our great state can expect this winter to be at least 50% wetter than normal. To help you stay safe, here are a few winter weather motorcycling tips to keep in mind.

  1. Gear

If you think that what you wear will have no effect on your safety, you’re wrong. A warm leather jacket, boots and a good pair of gloves can help keep you warm when you are on your bike. They can also help prevent serious injury in the event of an accident.

  1. Breaks

Fatigued driving can lead to accidents. If you are planning a long road trip, you should also be planning frequent breaks. Be sure to stop at least every two hours to warm up and recharge your batteries, so-to-speak.

  1. Slow Down

There is no defeat in riding slowly. Make sure that you are driving in a way that is safe for the weather conditions. If you can’t see, slow down. If the road is slick, keep a fair amount of distance between you and the car in front of you.

  1. Windshield

You may have been avoiding installing a windshield on your bike, but there is no better time than now. A shield can help block freezing wind from blowing into your face and chest. It can also keep any snow or rain off of your body.

Pay close attention to the weather reports this winter, especially if you are planning on riding the roads on two wheels. Knowing what you are in store for can help you better prepare.

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