‘A normal life is boring but super stardom’s close to post-mortem’ – this line is from the ‘Lose Yourself’ of Eminem. This line seems to reflect the advantage adventure bike riders have over superstars. They are neither living normal boring life nor are they superstars. They are enjoying their life in exploring new unknown territories and they also saved from the stardom that is close post-mortem. An endless difficult, challenging and adventurous route, this always sounds great to a bike rider. Every route is a new experience. However, safety holds more water than fun and adventure.
Make a Group
In order to scoop up the fun and adventure of riding, some riders embark on their journey with no companion. You need a buddy to make an emergency call if you are knocked down or something goes wrong. The advantage of numbers matters a lot not only in riding but also in other adventure sports. Therefore, if you do not have an audaciously bold friend, look for a group of riders in your neighbourhood.
Check the route
Routes in mountain and woods become slippery after rain. If heavy rain, winds or storm are expected, reschedule your trip.
Stay In Touch
Even when you are riding with a group, you should have a GPS-based personal tracker. Especially, when you are going to explore a destination where limited or no phone signal is available, a GPS spotter can be a life saviour.
Keep a Safe Distance
Especially when you are riding on a dusty road, there should be a safe distance between two riders. While riding in woods or mountains, a sudden curve ahead can surprise you and you have to apply the brake. You are aware of all possibilities.
Stock up food and water
If you are not familiar with the area you are going to explore, have a fair amount of water and food. Heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and some common heat illnesses riders are likely to suffer from. Sugar sweets, super noodles are of great use when you need an energy boost.
You cannot just assume that there will be a gas station on the side of the route you are going to ride. Therefore, a rider must keep an Adventure Riding Fuel Tank. Collapsible bladder tanks are pretty useful for riders who travel around unknown routes.