Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Is it time yet?

I am sure all of you who ride are chomping at the bit, just like we are, to start riding again!!

Well, it is almost time to hit the roads and enjoy again. But there are a few things you should do before heading out.

Check your tires! Make sure the air pressure is good and that there are no cuts and enough tread remains. You only have 2 of them seperating you from the asphalt, so make sure they are up to the task!

Make sure all of your fluids are topped off or replaced if needed. You don't want to end up stranded because of fluids.

Ensure your brakes work properly and the brake linings are not worn out.

Consider putting together a roadside emergency kit. A tool kit for minor breakdowns, and a small amount of first aid supplies in case the worst happens. If you are allergic to bee's, I would recommend keeping an epipen on the bike also. A good friend of mine who is allergic oncve caught a bee in between his full face helmet and his temple. Before he could stop and remove his helmet he was stung several times.luckily he was in toewn and made it to the hospital in time. I can't imajine being far from help and this happening!!

Well, that's enough reaching for now!

See you on the road!!