Riding safely is mostly a matter of knowledge and attitude, and riding safely doesn't have to be boring. In fact, practicing safe techniques could add years of fun to your life.
Here are some tips for you:
1. Be ready: mind, body, and bike.
There are three ways riders should ready themselves for a ride. First, there is mental readiness. Are you ready to concentrate on riding? If you are angry or preoccupied by something, taking your bike out may not be the best idea. In an aggravated or distracted state you are much more likely to be involved in a crash or do something foolish. A proper attitude will not only make you safer but your spouse and co-workers are less likely to plot against you. Put your worries in your saddlebags and focus on riding the bike. Limbering up mentally, by taking time to focus on the task ahead, visualizing your route, and being ready for trouble spots, is great way to prepare.
It goes without saying that drugs and alcohol should be avoided at all costs, but I'm going to say it anyway. Alcohol affects your judgment, reaction time, and balance, among other things. Loss of your control over these things can easily mean your bike will soon be lying on its side and dripping important fluids. You may even get a ride in the back of a squad car. Even simple cold and allergy medications can seriously impair your riding, making you sleepy or sluggish. It's about supply and demand: safe motorcycling is demanding - don't demand more of yourself than you're capable of supplying.
Second, you must be physically prepared. Start with good protective gear. This means a good-fitting helmet, gloves, eye protection, jacket, long pants and sturdy boots or shoes. Wear gear that is designed for use on a motorcycle, not a beach or a fancy nightclub. The people you see wearing a helmet, a smile and not much else are not well protected. Likewise, folks in eight layers of leather, Kevlar, body armor, but no helmet are not well protected. It is a whole package, and you need to wear it every time. If it's too hot to wear protective clothing, it's too hot to ride, period.
Pretend your gear is a big helping of mashed potatoes and you are the pool of gravy inside the little bowl you made with your potatoes. If you remove a bit of the potatoes on the outside, the gravy can leak out and mix with your
(No, thanks.) That's what happens without all your gear, the unprotected bits could leak out.
Try not to choose all black gear. Sure, it looks cool, but bright colors will help you stand out in traffic.
On top of that, stay healthy. Well-balanced meals, plenty of water, and minimal amounts of fatty food and caffeine lend themselves to safe riding. Physical fitness will help your riding in countless ways - comfort on longer rides, better and sharper reflexes, plus, you look better in your leather clothes! Also, try some stretching exercises before you ride. Limbering up physically before a ride helps you stay in the saddle longer.
Third, you must make sure that your bike is up for the job. This includes not only fixing the parts that break, but doing all the preventive maintenance that is so easy to skip: regular oil changes, properly adjusted controls, a properly adjusted chain and suspension, good tires, working turn signals, you get the idea. A few dollars spent ahead of time will keep your bike going for years. Plus, the best way to keep the buzzards from circling when you break down in the desert is to simply not break down.
With all that routine maintenance out of the way, do a quick walk around of your bike as you get ready for your ride. Look for leaks, loose bolts, tire problems, or any thing else out of place. And not to sound like your mother, but when was the last time you checked your tire's air pressure? If it has been more than a week, it's been too long. And one more thing: no running with scissors!
RUSI stands for Ramas Uypitching & Sons Inc. which originates and is based in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. It sells motorcycle like Wave style, sniper style, scooter style and tricycle. It have many braches all over the Philippines. One of the Branches is on the Bataan and have two outlet: Dinalupihan and Mariveles.