In New Jersey, like most northern states, motorcycling is typically a three-season thing. You get your bike out in the spring and put it away in the winter. But just as bicyclists keep churning away all winter long, there are also those dedicated souls to their motorized two-wheeled transportation.
Here are some tips for your winter riding from Sloan Insurance Agency. We serve Elmer, NJ with local pride.
Make Sure Your Helmet Is Ready For the Ride
Anyone who wears glasses knows that cold, moist air can fog your lenses, destroying visibility. Fortunately, winter helmets are available with electric defogging or an antifog layer on their visor, so you don’t have to stop.
Wear Cold Weather Gear
Spring and summer riding gear is designed to pass as much air as possible to keep you cool. In winter, cooling tactics can lead to hypothermia and frostbite. Frostbite is worse even than a burn. Protect yourself with warm clothes that resist the wind.
On The Road, Make Yourself Visible
Motorcycles have low visibility even in the best conditions. In the winter, you can be even harder to see. Wear high-contrast colors that pick up and reflect headlights so you can be easily seen while driving. Your life might ride on your color choices.
Pay Attention To Yourself
Cold weather can do a number on your reaction time and awareness, and on a long ride in the cold, you need to be prepared to stop in a warm place to warm up, maybe even several times. Your body is the most important thing you have, so protect it.
Winter motorcycle driving can be an exhilarating experience if you’re prepared for it. Talk to Sloan Insurance Agency in Elmer, NJ for a free, no-obligation quote for your motorcycle policy.