Importance of Cycling Gear
Motorcycling is one of the most interesting modes of traveling or sporting. This is due to the fact that it is flexible and so much affordable in both owning and maintaining it. Touring a safe sport during dry seasons in a motor bike gives you the taste of a free fresh external air as you move from place to place. As a result, many people have it but do not bother using the riding gear that gives you great comfort and protection from personal injuries in case of an accident.
In case of an accident, helmet will protect your head against any skull breakage eminent with the rolling during accidents. Make sure, if you are carrying some else on the motor bike that he or she also has a helmet and other safety gears required. The leather materials you have in the gloves, jackets, pants and boots will protect your body from the excessive cold motion temperatures which causes a number of respiratory and breathing complications, as well as the scratches you are likely to get in case of motorcycle accident. Your attire might leave the accident scene looking weird but you will be safe from all the personal injuries.
Another personal injury you are bound to encounter is the burns you are likely to get as a result of heating of the engine and exhaust pipe. To avoid this kind of injury, ensure your boots are not of plastic with might melt away as a result of excessive heat. The plastic boots can farther worsen the burn as after melting it will be hot in its liquid form. Leather boots are therefore preferred for cycling. They should be well laced up or your shoe laces night cause you injuries by winding around the chains and other rotating machinery around.
The visible reflective jacket ensures the drivers of the vehicles coming your way or from behind, is seeing you clearly. This visibility is meant to reduce the chances of vehicles running into motorcycles due to lack of clarity to show the driver that the there is a cyclist ahead. If you are not in sight of the driver of a coming truck, you are bound to cause accidents and hence serious injuries or even death. Let other road users know that you are also there.
The excessive noisy wind you straggle with while cycling can cause great dangers to your ears and eyes. The personal injuries eminent in your ear and eyes are a long term effect. Its short term effect is that can even hinder you vision completely, creating room for a possible accident while destructing your hearing ability from the possible hooting by coming tracks. To combat this, make sure you have ear plugs and a visor on your helmet. Without the visor, you are advised to use goggles to protect your eyes against the effects of the powerful wind
Be safe. Put on the correct cycling attire for your safety and long life. One may ignore this advice, but then the consequences of a motorcycle accident may ruin one’s live for ever.