Wind in your hair, the rhythmic sound of the rubber on the tarmac, the charming melody of Clapton’s blues, the vibrations of the engine roaring, the feeling of the mind uncrinkling and the element of omnipresent excitement – That is all a biker lives for.
We were riding towards a theatre / place in Wisconsin which plays movies, in the field, on a large weatherproof TV. It is always good to reach the end of a road trip but it is the journey that you would take home with you. A good road trip comes not just from good company but there are a number of aspects that a biker needs to prepare himself for before hitting the road.
Tips for the Trip: Not all those who wander are lost!
Some of the most beautiful paths are discovered by people who are not afraid of getting lost on their way. While the feeling of discovering new paths is second to none, it is essential to be prepared for surprises when you set out on a road trip. Your preparation is an important ingredient of the unadulterated fun that you’re looking forward to. There are a number of ways to ensure that you have a great road trip and some of these aspects can be summed up as follows:
- Safety First: If you’re going out on a road trip with a group of friends, ensure that you carry a first aid kit or a safety kit to avoid any hiccups on the way. Have your bikes repaired and take along a repair kit as well to deal with any problems you may face on the way. There is nothing better than a smooth ride and in order to ensure a pleasant journey, safety first is the mantra!
- Bring along your music: Riding for hours pleases your senses but your mood and soul simply dance around when the music starts to play in your ears. The way you look around you when on your bike changes into a new experience altogether. All those pastures you pass by, all those green hills you come across and the blue of the lakes that calls to you make for a totally different experience when you’re possessed by the melodies of your favourite songs. Make sure that you bring along a wireless Bluetooth speaker like a Boombotix Rex to make your ride even better.
- Eat and Drink: So you did come across that lovely hill side lake that you saw on the map. As you lose yourself in the wondrous serenity of the nature and treat yourself to some of the amazing views nature has to offer, your body needs the energy to get back on the path. Staying hydrated is an important aspect of a successful road trip. A lot of problems like headaches and exertion stem out from dehydration and therefore it is always good to ensure that you carry a lot of fluid and healthy food to support you on the way.
If you are out there on the streets and have made a number of road trips in the past, you would know exactly how important the three elements of a road trip are – safety, music and health! As you plan your next road trip, keep in mind these words that may help you find your purpose in little things and may help you take home the blues. Some of us travel forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls but most of us travel far enough simply to meet ourselves.