10 Dec How to ride your bike in the cold – and not die trying
Winter has come. It took its time, but it seems it’s finally here to stay. Low temperatures are a biker’s worst enemy. When it’s freezing, it’s harder to feel like going for a ride. To motivate you, at Bolt Racer, Café Racer specialists in Valencia, we’ll give you some of our best advice on how to ride your bike in wintertime.
- Proper clothing and gear. Yes, there are indeed some badass jackets that go very well with your bike, but with severe weather, you’d better wear a warm waterproof jacket. We know that any true motorcycle enthusiast can handle rather low temperatures, but if it’s pouring outside, it’s safest to leave the bike at home.
- In extreme weather, say hello to thermal clothes. Thermal undershirts or pants will help you stay warm and comfy.
- Handguards are your best ally. Hands and feet are the most exposed to inclement weather, so keeping them warm will help you maintain your body temperature. Another useful piece of advice is to never leave home without your motorbike gloves.
- Keep your helmet visor clean. The cold and humidity may fog up your helmet visor, so keeping it clean will increase safety and comfort.
If you take the right precautions, the cold and your bike don’t have to be foes. Just keep in mind that your tyres’ wet grip performance will decrease, so it’s good to be extra careful.
With extreme rain, biking may be rough. If you have to take the highway, you might want to use another type of vehicle instead; but if you can’t, high-quality protective gear and precaution are your best friends. Of course, don’t forget to check the condition of your tyres.
At Bolt Motor Company, Café Racer specialists in Valencia, we’d rather have all of our custom builds cruising the roads, but we also know that it’s vital to drive sensibly.