Every kid, regardless of gender, race, and heritage wants to meet local bikers and become a badass motorcyclist in the future. However, owning a bike and becoming a part of a motorcycle club is not as easy and simple as it might seem. This is a very long process that requires time, dedication, and passion. So, if you want to become a cool rider, you need to be ready to change and adapt. Therefore, in order to prepare you for these changes, we decided to share with you some of the most interesting facts about this exciting lifestyle no one ever cares to mention.
Tar Snakes, Painted Pavement, And Manholes Can Be Deadly
Biker men and members of motorcycle clubs are always talking about dangerous road hazards such as road bumps, potholes, ice patches, and gravel. However, no one ever talks about tar snakes, manholes, and paint. We are so used to seeing these things on the road that we forget how dangerous and potentially fatal they can be, especially when it rains. These three road hazards are incredibly slippery during the rainy days. Therefore, you need to be very careful when riding over them. Slow down and down put your feet on them while moving.
Driving A Bike Makes You A Skillful Car Driver
This may sound strange, but it’s actually quite accurate. When you’re on a bike, you have a better perspective and view on other vehicles in traffic. Car drivers are often totally unaware of motorcycles, so once you experience that while riding a two-wheeler, you’ll remember to look into that rearview mirror twice next time you find yourself behind the wheel.
GPS, Gadgets, And Phones Will Only Distract You
We live in a modern day and age that is dominated by high-tech gadgets and mobile devices. This is why most riders are now relying completely on GPS and other similar gizmos. These gadgets can be rather useful when you’re driving a car, but when you’re riding a bike, you simply can’t afford to take your eyes off the road, not even for a second. If you decide to check your mobile phone or a GPS device while moving, you might lose control over your motorcycle and the consequences might be fatal. Therefore, make sure to bring an old-school map on your long rides.
Black Boogers And Runny Nose
This is definitely one of the ickiest things about being a motorcyclist. No rider wants to talk about this particular aspect of biker lifestyle, but it’s something you really need to be aware of. If you live in an urban environment, carbon particulates will cause your nose to clog with unpleasant black goo. On the other hand, if you ride on the open road during cold months, you will have to deal with a runny nose. This doesn’t sound very glamorous, we agree, but it’s a small price to pay for such an exhilarating experience.