Summer Is Here! What Summer Riding Fun Will You Have on Your Bike?

Summer Is Here! What Summer Riding Fun Will You Have on Your Bike? Let AMERiders give you a few tips for a great summer fun. When summer arrives we all don our shorts and t-shirts, flip flops and sunglasses and hit the beaches pools and have some fun. Bikers also hit the road and get as much wind therapy as we can possibly get. We at AMERiders want to give you a few tips to help you get the best our of your Summer Riding Fun this year.

Hot Weather Motorcycle Riding

Weather conditions can make all the difference to enjoying a motorcycle ride or not. Few people venture out during the wintertime, depending on the climate, but spring and summer normally offer the best riding conditions for man and machine alike. However, in some climates of the US, the weather can be too hot for riding during the summer months unless you are prepared. Luckily, manufacturers realized there was a market for specialist clothing to keep riders cooler during summer rides. But there are a number of other things a rider can do to keep cool.

Summer Riding Gear

Summer Riding FunOur Men’s Leather Shirt For Summer Riding is made of high-quality leather, features a classic slim collar, a front button snap closure as well as button snaps at cuffs for classic styling and functionality. This shirt also features Multiple front pockets, 2 with snap closures, and 2 inside pockets with snap closures give you enough room for keys, phone, wallet, gloves, hat, bandana or whatever else you need for your adventures. The smooth polyester lining makes for amazing comfort so you can wear in for numerous occasions. So before you and your friends go out cruising again pick up our leather collar shirt, it has style for miles. It is very comfortable during summer rides.

Hot Weather Riding Route

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Diamond Plate Stainless Steel Motorcycle Cup Holder and Vacuum Bottle

The majority of classic bike owners will ride their motorcycles for pleasure only, so their choice of route is more open than for someone who uses their bike to commute. In the US, freeways make journeys much quicker, but they tend to involve a lot of direct sunlight. Things to consider:

  • Shade: A tree-lined country road can be many degrees cooler than a freeway. Not only do country roads offer better protection from the sun, they have the added benefit of being more fun to ride, with lots of great curves and hills.
  • Stop Lights: Routes that include many stop lights should be avoided too. Not only will the engine get hot very quickly (air or water-cooled engines will both suffer), but the heat from both the road and the engine will rise to make the rider very hot!
  • Stop Lights: Routes that include many stop lights should be avoided too. Not only will the engine get hot very quickly (air or water-cooled engines will both suffer), but the heat from both the road and the engine will rise to make the rider very hot!
  • Traffic jams and road repair: Road repair can result in backed up traffic and should be avoided at all costs. Check before riding to make sure no road construction is taking place on your planned route. If you should get stuck in backed up traffic unexpectedly, it is best to switch off the engine if you are likely to be there for any appreciable length of time. This is particularly important for air-cooled bikes.

Things to Take in Hot Weather

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Motorcycle Magnetic Cell Phone & GPS Holder Tank Bag

There are occasions though that riding across barren desert roads may be called for (in Arizona for instance). Trips like this should be planned with safety in mind.

  • Cell phone: Make sure your phone is charged before you go. However, remember that if the bike should break down in the middle of nowhere, there is no guarantee that you will have cell phone reception or that someone will see you and help. Therefore, you should bring items to keep you safe. Cell phone holders for your bike also make it easy to keep your bike in close reach as well.
  • Water bottle: The rider must always take enough water to last at least half a day, and it is always good practice to let someone know when and where you are going. There are Cup holders that are great for helping to keep those in close distance.
  • Umbrella: Another item that is worth its weight in gold should you break down in hot weather is a folding umbrella. Although we all associate umbrellas with rain protection, they do have a duel role of offering shade in hot weather.
Don’t forget the most important component!

I know I know we tout this a lot but with the way, cages speed around during summer it is one of the best things to have with you when riding. People in cars on highways aren’t looking or paying attention much to the road as they might be their phones. With all these new fangled vehicles that tell you when your too close to a vehicle but sometimes it is too late and they don’t break quick enough or it just fails completely.

So, the most important component not to forget is of course that is … the gray thing between your ears! That’s right – it’s your bike’s all-in-one guidance, balance and speed control device – your brain! We won’t give you like everyone else does… only a tiny one – cause we love our customers and readers), but there are a couple of things you should keep in mind.

What to remember
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DOT Vented Silver Eagle Flag Shorty Series

The first thing to consider is the danger of being overly familiar. No, we’re not talking about members of the opposite sex – rather your favorite riding road. You know the one – tight turns, flowing turns, smooth tarmac, lovely gradients … no speed cameras. You’ve ridden this thing half a million times and you know it like the back of your hand – and you’re probably pretty good at it. What could go wrong?

Well, pretty much everything that could also go wrong on a road that you’ve never even ridden once. How do you know there’s no diesel spill on that apex? What about unexpected roadworks? Of course, you can never get rid of the idiot factor either – and they’re on the increase if you ask us. What we’re saying is, treat familiar roads exactly as you would treat an unfamiliar one – and try to anticipate unexpected dangers in the same way.

Lastly,

Wear the helmet. We know they are hot during summer but our DOT Vented Silver Eagle Flag Shorty Series which is the lightest and smallest in the market. Three different shell sizes are used to make different sizes. There are no other helmets on the market that vent like this one.The Vented Motorcycle Helmets are tested and keep you 20 Degrees cooler when opened for a cool ride during the hot summer. This Motorcycle Helmet weighs approximately 30 oz and measures 8.5 inches from ear to ear and 10.5 inches from front to back. 

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Summer Riding Fun

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders give you some tips for great summer riding gun this year.

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