June 5, 2019
Never assume you can’t get into an accident a block from your house. It happens quite often. Even at low speeds, collisions can be very injurious and even life-threatening when riding a motorcycle. What important safety equipment applies?
The helmet. Always wear a protective helmet, even if you live in a state that does not require that you do. It is obvious to any rational biker why this the most essential piece of protective equipment. You can get a full-face, lightweight helmet approved by the Department of Transportation (just look for the DOT-approved sticker on the back). A helmet will not only protect your face and head, but will cut down on wind noise for a more comfortable ride. Helmets degrade over time, so be sure to replace it every five years.
Protective outerwear. Forget the shorts and t-shirts. Wear clothing that will protect you from the weather, bugs, debris, and most importantly, the ground. You can easily lose a half-inch of skin and muscle if your bare skin hits the pavement at 44 mph. Ouch!
Boots. Sturdy boots made for motorcyclists are key for motorcycle safety. Choose ones that have extra protection along toes, heels, and ankles, and won’t twist.
Gloves. Wear gloves specifically made for motorcycle riding. Protect your hands and also keep them warm so you can operate your bike safely.
The ThirstyRock Hydration Tank Bag. Did you know that your body can lose nearly a half-gallon of water every day – even if you are just sitting still? This means you are losing water while riding your motorcycle. If it is a hot day, your body may lose much more. Dehydration may go unnoticed for some time until it becomes so severe it can cause you to lose consciousness.
The ThirstyRock Hydration Tank Bag allows you to hydrate safely while riding using the retractable hose. And the compact design will not impede your operation of the motorcycle.
ThirstyRock Hydration wants to help keep you safe and recommends the ThirstyRock Hydration Tank Bag as a standard part of your motorcycle safety gear. If you are looking for a better solution for staying hydrated on your bike, the ThirstyRock Hydration Tank Bag is for you. It keeps cold water at your fingertips enabling you to hydrate safely while riding. For more information, visit https://www.thirstyrockhydration.com. Hydrate or die!