With April coming to a close and spring, depending on where you live, actually here, the trickle chargers are coming off the garaged motorcycles and folks are getting ready to ride. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and this is a good time to heed the NHTSA: All motorists are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists.
Take your two-wheel comfort up several notches with French company Bagster’s new Win’Zip apron!
There have been more times than fingers when I had to do a presentation that I wanted to motorcycle to but wearing a business suit and riding were not meant to be due to weather or cold. Had Bagster’s Win’Zip been available I could have ridden to those meetings. But, now you can. Or, if you’re a baby zoomer looking to ride more often in spite of the weather conditions there’s a way to do so.
Bagster’s Win’Zip apron attaches to your motorcycle and covers your legs and lower body. You stay dry in the rain and warm in the cold…even in your business suit! It’s back to the biker’s womb! You can even zip the apron in half for the warmer summer months or add the quilted fleece during the cold winter months. It’s adaptable to your riding comfort needs.
For us ‘seasoned’ baby zoomer riders it’s a welcome addition to our biking clothes closet of apparel options.
For baby vroomers looking to get back on two wheels, Consumer Reports came out with a good article: “10 Motorcycle Safety Tips for New Riders: Expert Advice for First-Time and Returning Riders.”
I am the last one to put a damper on riding. But, let’s face it, older vroomers who have not been on a bike for a while need to go back to the safety drawing board and re-learn how to ride safely. The adage about ‘just get back on the horse’ is way over-simplified! Accident numbers unfavorably skew toward older riders so don’t not ride just be more safe than ever. Reality is seniors have sower reflexes, more brittle bones and eyesight, well, it just ain’t the way it used to be. So, have fun but ride safe!!!
Noted motorcycle journalist and blogger, Mike Werner, has written a fabulous article giving riders of all ages safety tips when riding a motorcycle. It should be mandatory reading for every biker, young or old. Read Mike’s article.
Choosing a motorcycle that suits your age and lifestyle can enhance the pleasure of your weekend getaways and increase your safety on the road. Read more.