Tips to ensure a good summer motorcycle rally season
We’re right in the thick of summer rally season, so now is the time to really start to think about all the things that can go wrong if you’re not prepared. That is to say, a lot can go wrong if you don’t have the right mindset. This time of the year is exciting for most of us, but let’s not allow that excitement to override some logic and forward thinking. You really don’t want to be the rider who looks like a newbie (even if you are) and you don’t want to be the one in the group that slows everyone else down because you weren’t prepared.
But I’d like to think we’re pretty good friends, right? While there’s a vast amount of considerations to make, I’m going to give you some of the top tips that can be the difference between an awesome rally time, and one that you'll remember for all the wrong reasons.
Enjoy, and share these tips with the friends you care about!
Bring a little thing people call CASH.
You won't be a lobster if you wear sunscreen!
Do you enjoy the feeling of your skin being on fire? Yeah, didn’t think so. Sunscreen is a must during summer rallies, and as childish as it may seem (I can hear Mom nagging me now) it’s a true statement. You’ll want to keep applying it, too, because even if you drop $50 on a reputable brand (are you crazy?), no sunscreen brand will withstand 9+ hours of being outside.
Be your own weather forecaster!
As long as you keep these things in mind, you should be on the road (ha, get it?) toward a good time at any rally! There are other things to remember, like reserving a room or campsite ahead of time, but a quick look at the calendar will tell you whether you might be a little late in the game for that one. Remember these necessary things, but more importantly, have fun and enjoy!
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