As RIDE Adventures is in the business of setting people up with motorcycle rentals and motorcycle tours, riders are constantly hitting us with the question of "which is the best adventure bike?" There are probably dozens, if not hundreds of blog posts and magazine articles revolving around this question already, but many of them are conspicuously promoting a specific motorcycle. We won't do that here.
With so many unanswered questions about motorcycle travel, we strive to keep you informed, and ready to enjoy their next great motorcycle adventure trip, we furnish customers of RIDE Adventures with this 12-page guide that you can download for FREE!
Excitement for our upcoming Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail tours is building, and each inquiry or booking comes with questions about preparedness. ("What do I need to bring???")
For tires, you'll definitely need something in the "dual sport" category, hopefully with about a 50/50 split of pavement vs. non-paved capability. For this, check with Waukesha, Wisconsin-based Cyclenutz for the Heidenau K60 Scout or other options for your bike.
Looking back at this photo from the recent AltRider "Conserve the Ride" event in Pennsylvania, I'm reminded of how often the question arises: "Aren't those riding pants hot?"
Your dual sport motorcycle helmet is probably going to stink eventually, which of course is considered "proof of adventure" for some.
(Above, looking out through the Andes Mountains near Santiago, Chile, riders can now find dependable BMW Motorcycle rentals instead of shipping their bikes internationally.)
RIDE Adventures recently had the pleasure to work with a premier authority on the topic of preparing motorcycle travelers for their upcoming trips. (Those of us who have ever been sick during a vacation before might appreciate this!)
Just a reminder to everyone that our 4-part video series about "How to Pack for Your Motorcycle Trip" is up on YouTube, and will hopefully play a role in saving you time, money, headaches and mistakes before and during your next motorcycle trip!
On the long list of “important things for successful and enjoyable motorcycle riding” is your physical endurance. All prods toward maintaining strength, flexibility, an agility through physical training aside, this post is about staying hydrated.
The hours and miles can slip by quite quickly on the bike, and before you know it, the combination of excitement, heat, air circulation, and not stopping enough to sip from a water bottle can have you physically dehydrated. As any physician would tell you: Being dehydrated slows your mental and physical reactions, and adds to the number of factors that could lead you to injury.