When Che Guevara ventured out with his friend across South America on his motorcycle, little did he know that it would be the most amazing experience for him! Had he had a trail camera back then, I am sure motorcyclists around the world would have enjoyed reading about his journey even more. For those who like to go on road trips, there is nothing better than hitting the road and staying on it. With miles to go before you sleep, road trips often bring out the best in you.
Road trips test your, challenge you and reward you. While the whole affair is ambrosial, one should always be mindful of safety and precautions while riding. While some of us stay on the road throughout the year, some simply go out on a road trip once or twice in two years. We consider these motorcyclists our kids and find it our duty to educate them on the tricks and trades of being on the road.
Simple little things can help you make your journey comfortable and safe –
- Bid adieu to fussy fabrics – Cotton is not a biker’s friend. Make sure that you buy underwear that wicks away perspiration.
- Stay hydrated – Consuming a lot of liquid throughout your journey would help you stay mentally and physically alert. Dehydration is a common problem that a lot of bikers suffer from and it is always good to ensure that you consume a lot of water throughout the day when on the road.
- Don’t believe what you hear – People you meet on the way may or may not misdirect or mislead you if at all you stop to ask directions. Therefore, carry with you a map of the area you wish to visit and ensure that you ask more than one person for the way out in case you are lost.
- Take into consideration the center of gravity when placing the luggage on your bike – Make sure that you pack your gear low and over the wheelbase to avoid drifting to left or right.
- Recharge your batteries: It is always a good idea to set out on a road trip with a fresh mind. A little exercise a few weeks before your road trip would definitely help. Similarly, always ensure that all your gadgets are properly cushioned and always charged to avoid being stranded in case of an emergency.
Bring along a camera and a travel size binocular so to capture and appreciate the beautiful moments and sights along the road that may not meet you again in your journey through life. Give a few trail camera reviews a read in order to get to the best of the lot within your budget.