Your Bike—You—and the Open Road!
Posted Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 by
It’s early Sunday morning, the air is cool and crisp, and the sun is starting to burn away the fog. A lot of bike riders will say this is the best time for them to suit up and ride.
For a lot of people, riding down the interstate may not be considered enjoyable riding. But for some, it’s just a matter of picking a direction for a short mental vacation. However, there are some pros and cons in taking to the big road that need examining.
Here are a few things to be on the lookout for:
1. Traveling below the speed of traffic
Many people might forego traveling on the interstate because the flow of traffic is usually about 10 miles per hour over the actual speed limit. However, if you’re riding at speeds less than the flow, you could be putting yourself and others at risk.
2. Wind turbulence and blind spots of big rigs
It can be dangerous if you get caught in the blind spot of a big rig. The rigs might be hard to avoid on the open road, but keeping a close eye on their location at all times can help you to steady your bike when passing or being passed.
3. The road rage of others
Not every driver or bike rider on the open road is going to be as conscientious as you, and this means tempers are going to flare. Drive defensively, and don’t take anything personal.
Bike riding on the interstate can be a great way to relax and unwind after a hard day or a long week.
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From the folks at WyoTech, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season this year.