Easter is one of the best times to go for a ride because of the weather, no matter which hemisphere you’re in. It’s also statistically one of the most dangerous times to be on the road.
Police patrols and speed cameras are also out in full strength, there is plenty of traffic on the road heading to the bush and coast for traditional camping holidays, and there are plenty of drunks out celebrating. It is a recipe for disaster! But you don’t have to hide inside and eat chocolate while dreaming of going for a ride.
I’ve compiled some hints for surviving the Easter break from the tips section of this website which should apply in any kind of weather or terrain.
- If it’s raining, read Chris Vermeulen’s wet riding tips.
- If you’re going country, don’t become or create roadkill.
- If riding in a group, find out what to do.
- If riding in heavy holiday traffic, this is how to avoid rear-enders.
- If riding a new BMW R 1200 GS you’ll need to know this.
- If riding on badly damaged roads read this.
Have a happy and safe Easter from all of us here at MotorbikeWriter HQ!