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How can I avoid fatigue when riding my motorcycle?

| Sep 29, 2016 | Motorcycle Accidents |

You may have heard about how being tired affects car drivers. However, being fatigued is a serious issue for New Jersey motorcyclists, as well. Staying awake and alert on your bike can be a matter of life and death. Therefore, here are some tips for preventing fatigue while riding.

Exposure to the elements, including wind and sun, can leave you dehydrated, according to Motorbike Writer. Therefore, drinking lots of water is important. Drinks containing alcohol should be avoided while you are riding, and you should limit yourself at night too if you plan on riding in the morning. The poor quality sleep alcohol causes may leave you even more tired the next day.

Having a rough idea of what your journey has in store can go a long way toward not getting overly tired. If you are aware of how much distance you plan to cover, you can then plan rest breaks accordingly along the way. A good rule of thumb is to take a rest break every few hours. Those stops will be good time to refuel your body with nutritious food.

For some people, riding on purely highway roads can be tiresome. It is easy to feel lulled when you are cruising along in one lane at a steady speed for miles on end. Therefore, you may find it beneficial to ride along local roads once in a while. This will not only keep you more alert to your surroundings, you will get to see more of the country’s landscapes as well. Finally, riding with a few friends rather than going solo can help you stay alert and keep your attention on the road. This information is intended only for educational purposes and is not intended to be legal advice.