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Rain and two wheels often a tough mix

Bud Wilkinson shared his thoughts about riding in the rain in his latest post on Republican American.

Motorcycle Rain Gear

Maybe it’s time to buy a motorcycle rain gear. While I’ve never limited myself to fair weather riding, the drizzle, the showers and the full-on rain encountered in the past week when riding has me considering the acquisition of apparel designed to prevent wet jeans, a dripping leather jacket and squishy feet upon getting home.

When riding in the rain, it is not fun removing clammy garments then hanging them in assorted places to dry or wringing out socks. The only upside to soggy sojourning is your bike is clean for the next ride. Rain makes me a chicken rider due to the possibility of oil and other vehicular drippings being diffused across the blacktop.

More riders these days actually still get out for a ride no matter the forecast. The esprit de corps among riders seemingly elevates, because riding in the rain says the motorcycle operator is serious about the recreation.

The last time I bought a rain gear, a two-piece PVC rainsuit made by Tour Master, it held up for one use before falling apart. That was more than eight years ago. Maybe enough time has passed from that bad experience to try again.

To read his original post, click HERE.

Motorcycle safety tips for new riders

Motorcycle Safety Tips

There are lots of advantage in riding a motorcycle. Motorcycles are fun and fuel efficient. But  they’re also way more dangerous than a car.

According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a  motorcycle crash than people in a car.

How to avoid this? The key to optimizing your odds is to be prepared and avoid risks.

Here are some more tips to help you  stay safe while riding your bikes:

1. Don’t buy more bike than you can handle.

2. Invest in anti-lock brakes.

3. Hone your skills.  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers riding courses that will teach the basic riding practices, as well as advanced techniques.

4. Use your head. Riders without a helmet are 40 percent more likely to suffer a fatal head injury in a crash.

5. Wear the right gear. Use leather or reinforced jacket, gloves, full pants and over-the-ankle footwear, even in summer. You also need to buy eye protection or a motorcycle rain suit during the rainy season.

6. Be defensive. You need to be extra alert.

7. Avoid bad weather. If you need to ride in the rain wear a one-piece motorcycle rain suit or two-piece rain suits.

8. Watch for road hazards. Bumps and potholes can pose serious danger when riding a bike.

9. Be ready to roll.  Before you ride,check the chain, belt or shaft and the brakes. And inspect the tires for wear and make sure they’re set at the proper pressure.

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