Perhaps the biggest fear associated with Adventure Riding is the most inevitable; When you ride a
motorcycle off-road, eventually you will fall. Usually, this is not cause for concern. Falls from an Adventure
Motorcycle are usually light and injury-free, save for a bruised ego. But equipping for a fall is amongst the
most important preoperational element one can employ when Adventure Riding.
Your noggin is the command center of this whole operation and as such it requires maximum protection.
Some states don’t require helmets on and off the road. Given the inherent dangers present in the sport
of adventure rider we recommend you ALWAYS wear a helmet. If you choose not to, however, make your skull
is reinforced with metal or that your head is extra thick!
Riding Suits and Body Armor
Like suits of armor worn by knights and warriors in the days of old, motorcycle riding suits and body armor
compromise between level of protection and ease of movability/dexterity. The more protection you have,
the less you will be able to freely move around on your bike while lesser protection can offer greater
dexterity. The key is to strike a balance between the two and find your personal level of confidence
in the amount of protection you have. Then after that you can tackle warmth and fit.
Boots & Gloves
Boots are another essential item for adventure riding. A good dual sport boot with superior ankle protection is a must.
Boot companies like Sidi, Gaerne, and ALpinestar are some of the more popular brands for adventure riding and can all
be found at online stores such as Revzilla.com. Take a look,
buy the pair that best fits your requirements and don’t forget to spend a day or two breaking them in BEFORE you go on that long adventure ride.
More rider apparel can be found through these companies
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