If you’re someone whom the blistering, red-hot sun outside can’t stop from getting out on your two-wheeler for riding, then this article is for you. But riding in summers is not going to be an easy task and if weather like India, then definitely it’s going to be a really challenging task with long lines of traffic along with strong loo winds beating the crap out of you.
So, for your help, we’ve come up with some safety tips and edge which will help you to have a secure and comfortable ride even in blazing summers.
Let’s get started, then!!
10 Tips to keep in mind while Riding in Summer
Be Ready Beforehand With a Plan
Before taking the journey, plan the route you want to take to reach to your final destination. If possible, pick a route that doesn’t have traffic issues and have lots of shady areas and stops on the way saving you from the burning sun. Moreover, if possible, avoid the timings to ride when the sun is at its peak, plan an early morning or late evening trip.
Allow Yourself to Acclimatize With the Temperature
Your body needs time to get acclimated with the temperature around. Don’t burden it with sudden temperature changes and harming it. Initially, plan small trips and at a slow pace. Take it easy while riding because if you will ride at high-speed in hot weather it will take a toll on your body while draining out all the energy.
Water should be your best friend during summer rides. Keep yourself hydrated in between your riding with water or some other energy drink whatever you prefer. Avoid dehydration because it will make you feel tired and exhausted slowing down your trip.
Eat a Good And Healthy Meal
Don’t start your trip with an empty stomach. You need to fully energize to take upon the journey under the scorching sun, draining all your stored energy.
Wear light and Comfortable Clothes
It would be wise to wear light-weight clothes in summers, preferably cotton clothes which will help to soak away your sweat, keep you dry and let the air pass through easily.
Cover Yourself up Precisely
The sunburns that the sun will leave on your exposed skin are not going to be easy, rather painful. To keep this in mind, Cover yourself from head to toe and save yourself from burning, itching rashes and marks. You can wear hand protectors on your hands and a simple cotton cloth around your neck.
Use a Sunscreen
As you might already know the reasons why to wear sunscreen before going out in the Sun. But, lets jog your memory a little by revising those reasons. The sunscreen will protect your skin from the harmful UV rays and from getting your skin tanned to a certain extent. The sunscreen will not only protect your skin from harmful rays but also from developing skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun.
Apply a Mosquito Repellent
The number of the mosquito’s as well other insect buddies increases as soon as the weather starts getting warmer. To keep them from eating you and turning you red, make sure to wear an insect repellent for a hassle-free trip.
Many people tend to intentionally ignore wearing helmets just because it’s hot. I would again repeat myself don’t forget to wear helmets using summers as an excuse. The point of wearing a helmet is your safety and protection in an unforeseen catastrophic circumstance which can happen as easily in summers as it can during any other season. Buy a helmet with a good ventilation system and boasted airflow, which will be comfortable as well as wouldn’t give you an excuse to wear it.
Make a back-up plan if something by chance goes wrong you have an escape plan ready with you. Keep your emergency calls on your speed dial and as I said before sharing live location with your closed ones just in case of emergency, they would’ve aware of whereabouts.