Plan an Epic Road Trip
A motorcycle road trip is completely different to loading the family into a minivan. There are a few more things to consider, but your variety of options are greater. Here are 5 ways to make sure that your trip is the best one yet:
PICK A DESTINATION
Once you establish where you want to end up, you can opt for scenic routes and pit stops at local and charming restaurants. This does require more planning than driving on a whim, but it does mean that you won’t miss anywhere spectacular or face disappointment.
CHOOSE YOUR COMPANION
Be sure to involve someone who has as much enthusiasm about motorcycling as you do so that you don’t feel rushed to get to the destination, or dragged behind. Also consider how comfortable you both feel: if you love narrow, steep roads, while your companion is a beginner motorcyclist, one of you will feel uneasy.
MAP YOUR ROUTE
More often than not, the rural roads are more interesting to drive. If you and your companion don’t have the same preferences, make a compromise for the journey there and back. After all, it’s about the journey not the destination.
RESEARCH THE FORECAST
Biking in the rain can be unpleasant, cold, and slippery. Check the weather ahead of time so that you don’t get caught in storms.
CONSIDER THE GROUP SIZE
If you have a large group, contemplate appointing a ‘leader’, a rider who has ridden with a group before and can keep an eye on the bikers to ensure that no one is left behind. Stop signs, red lights, and left-hand turns can be a challenge for the group to stay together. You may suggest splitting up into smaller groups before heading out.
Another important point to make is to confirm that your motorcycle insurance policy is up to date and that coverage is sufficient enough for the length and extent of the trip. For auto and homeowner’s insurance in Hudson, NY, visit Lofgren Agency for those unexpected accidents that can happen.