The holiday season or can also be a homecoming season, many people often spend to go out of town. Many people may choose to use public transportation such as buses, trains to planes to travel.
However, others may choose to use private vehicles such as cars and motorbikes. Of course using a motorcycle to travel far is not without reason. Besides being cheaper, motorbike driving is claimed to be more free on the road and not easily jammed.
Unfortunately, driving on a motorcycle, especially long-distance riders, has many risks. One of the risks that must be borne by the rider is of course more tired and tired. Sometimes when riding a motorcycle long distance or more than 2 hours drive, the body of the rider gets tired quickly.
This is due to many things, ranging from the wrong way to sit down to the motor condition that is less comfortable. Well, for those of you who like touring or plan to travel on a motorcycle, here are tips for you not easily tired when riding a long distance motorbike.
1. Driving Position Must Be Right
One of the causes of easy tiredness when driving a motorbike remotely is the wrong driving position. Even though the correct driving position is very important. In addition to making the body not tired also for safety when driving long distances.
For that, try sitting comfortably on the seat of the motorbike, not too forward or backward from the seat. The sitting position of the foot goes in or presses the seat. For example for a sports motorbike user, the thigh position presses the motor tank. In addition to not making tired, this position is also claimed to be able to make the motorbike driven more stable.
For the hand position, it is better not to straighten the handlebar of the motor, but slightly bent from the outside of the hand. Although simple, this driving position is claimed not to make the hands sore and can reduce the effects of shocks on the shoulder when passing through damaged roads. In addition, in driving long distances, try to keep your back position perpendicular, do not hunch down.
No less important, always concentrate and maintain a focused view on the street. In addition, the human body also has its own resistance and is not designed to drive continuously. So before driving make sure you have enough rest. And when driving also often stop to rest or check the condition of the motorbike.
2. Driving Equipment Must Be Complete
In addition to driving position, driving equipment also affects the fatigue or not of the driver when driving a long distance motorbike. So make sure to always use driving equipment that meets the standards.
For example, using an SNI helmet, using a mask to use shoes. Use equipment that feels comfortable, do not force using equipment that is not appropriate for its designation. Because in addition to making it easy to get tired it can also be dangerous.
In touring or traveling long distances, try not to wear underwear, including tight underwear. The goal is not to make allergies to the skin when sweating and provide driving comfort.
Use cotton and loose clothing and pants. For a jacket, use a jacket that is not too thick. Make sure the jacket has air circulation so the body does not sweat easily and is easily tired. Don’t drive using slippers, but use shoes.
In addition to preventing the foot from being injured when falling, the shoe is also useful to prevent the foot from getting tired when moving the motorcycle gear (left foot) and braking (right foot). Use shoes that cover the ankles. These shoes must also be comfortable because the feet are important for controlling the motorbike.
3. Don’t Bring Excessive Goods
This is often found in long distance motorbike riders. Therefore, you should not carry excess items when driving a long distance motorbike. In addition to disturbing and increasing the weight of the motorbike, excess luggage also disrupts the stability of carrying the motorbike.
As a result, the driver can get tired quickly because he has to control the motorbike heavier than usual. Not only that, place the luggage properly and correctly so the motor speed is stable and the driver is comfortable.
4. Rest Every 2-3 Hours
Long distance motorbike driving is tiring. Many people actually drive vehicles to get to their destination quickly. Unfortunately, as reviewed above, the human body has its own resistance.
If you are too tired, humans can easily get sleepy and it is dangerous when driving. Then you should always take a break every 2 or 3 hours driving. This is important to restore the body’s power and motor condition.