Cold weather motorcycle riding, for many bikers, is an enjoyable and exhilarating part of the whole motorcycle riding experience.
And for others, even though they prefer warm weather, they know how to stay comfortable when caught in a big chill.
Whether you look forward to cruising in frigid weather or you only head out into it when you must, here's info to help you stay warm and safe when the temperature drops.
Cold weather motorcycle riding has advantages. For example…
When the days get shorter and temperatures stay consistently low, many roads and areas crowded by cars and travelers during warmer months free up and become more inviting.
Now you can really enjoy those winding roads when they're empty.
And when the leaves fall from the trees, areas previously hidden by foliage look completely different. Now you can see waterfalls, rock formations and other features blocked from view during the summer.
It's almost like riding through areas you've never seen before.
However, when it comes to cold weather motorcycle riding, sometimes you don’t have a choice.
You might get caught on the road when the temperature suddenly drops. It could happen when…
Whether you're riding in frosty temperatures by choice or by chance, you can remain comfortable and focused on the road and on your driving when you're properly equipped to manage the cold.
Here’s the secret to cold weather motorcycle riding…
By dressing in layers, you can…
When you're preparing for frosty weather motorcycle riding, try this layering system…
Start with a base layer of snug thermal underwear -- top and bottom. Most brands are made of synthetic fibers that wick away moisture while keeping you warm.
Thermal tops and bottoms come in different thicknesses to suit your body's tolerance to the cold and/or your area's climate. Select the thickness that suits you best.
Other features these garments can give you include strategically-placed wind-blocking panels on your torso and legs.
Middle wind-blocking layer
For extra protection against icy winds, add a specialized wind-blocking pullover on top of your riding shirt.
Windproof outer layer
After guarding yourself against the cold with a base layer and a wind-blocking layer, you must protect those layers against any penetrating, heat-robbing winds.
That's why you need a motorcycle jacket and motorcycle pants made of leather or one of the synthetic fibers to give you a reliable windproof outer layer.
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Motorcycle Jackets where you can get a huge amount of information about choosing a jacket that best suits you and the way you ride in any season.
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Additional windproof outer layer
If your motorcycle jacket or pants need help keeping out bitter winds, or if you're not wearing a thermal base layer, you can put on your rain suit to give yourself an additional windproof outer layer.
Using your rain suit for added warmth is a good way to deal with an unanticipated temperature drop.
When you are riding in chilly weather, your hands and feet are very vulnerable to strong, heat-robbing winds. Also, your body concentrates on circulating blood to your brain and internal organs to keep them warm. So your hands and feet can really suffer when temperatures drop.
That's why you should give your feet and hands extra protection from the cold by wearing a good pair of wintry weather boots and gloves.
Key features you want your cold weather motorcycle riding boots to give you include the…
Please go to this website's section about Motorcycle Boots where you can get a huge amount of information about choosing boots that best suit you and the way you ride in any season.
Key features you want your cold weather motorcycle riding gloves to give you include…
Please go to this website's section about Motorcycle Gloves where you can get a huge amount of information about choosing gloves that best suit you and the way you ride in any season.
Getting the right mix of cold weather clothing and equipment might require a few test rides to determine which cold weather gear works best under certain circumstances.
But once you've determined the most effective equipment combinations, cold weather motorcycle riding becomes a very satisfying and enjoyable experience.
Increase your motorcycle driving skills and confidence when…
· Riding at night…
· Riding in the rain…
· Riding in cold weather…
· Riding across long distances…
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