Going on a ride through the winding roads? Motorcycle rides through a forest road or a country lane are one of the best things about life. Hearing the rustle of the leaves as you rush by, the sound of your machine echoing among the bark, and the amazing views you wish everyone could see. These are just some of the things you look forward to when putting on your helmet. Unfortunately, it’s not always going to end with sunshine and roses. The winding road has some secrets that you ought to know about so you don’t get caught off guard.
Piles of leaves
Those leaves on the road make your journey look prettier than it would be otherwise. However, they can act as a lining between your tires and the road. It can feel like you’re riding almost on ice when it’s been raining and the road is covered in leaves. So what you can do is try to weave a little, while staying in your lane, to avoid leaves that seem to have grouped together. They might be laying on top of a puddle or perhaps they have just accumulated other due to the tire patterns left by cars. And most of all, slow down and have your fingers waiting on the brakes.
Riding in the evening or a night is particularly sketchy when you don’t know what to watch out for. You have to realize that drivers might not be able to see you even when you have your headlight on. When riding through the winding road, your one headlight won’t be able to send light around corners and thus, drivers may only see you when you have turned the corner. If you ever feel tense about taking a corner, feel free to flash your lights and use your horn to let an oncoming driver you’re coming.
On winding roads, people suddenly turn into expert drivers. They become less patient and they have a dose of energy making them think they can overtake while taking a long turn. This can result in horrible consequences for you as a rider. Winding roads open and then narrow suddenly without warning. If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash due to a car cutting you off or nudging you on such a road, then you should fight for your right to be paid. You could have been killed, so a legal team will fight for your compensation money, and make sure you don’t lose revenue due to taking time off work.
Winding roads often have loose bits of debris in the middle of the road. This is because they’re in the countryside, where the wind blows harder and the rain dislodges soil and rocks. So, always keep one eye on the road ready to swerve and avoid getting into a tailspin.
The winding road is perfect for motorcycle riders. It’s where you can test your skills, enjoy the sights and take time away from your work duties and chores at home. But always be on your guard, so you return home in one piece.
This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.