- by Eagle Leather
- Feb 10, 2019
Tips for Enjoying Long Rides
July 31, 2012
A number of great annual rides are around the corner.
Regardless of if you are Sturgis-bound or have some other plan, here are
a few tips for riders.
1. Protect Your Sit-upon!
Few things can ruin a trip quicker than "saddle sores," so if you're
planning to head out for a long ride, check out Eagle Leather's Gel Pads
and Seat Cushions! Ranging in price, there are a variety of options
that let you gel, polyurethane, or air pump your bum for comfort.
2. Pack for All Weather
Rain drops can feel like your 8-year old
went wild with a bee-bee gun if you don't have rain gear. Specially made
rain gear can easily slip on over your clothes and can help you enjoy
riding in rain as much as clear weather riding. Eagle Leather has gear
with Velcro wrist and neck closures to keep the rain out and dry in!
3. Pack Extra Stuff in a Multi-pocket Vest
and gals can look great and hide extra "necessities" in a vest. Get a
soft-milled leather vest with great looking buffalo nickel snaps, or a
classic look with leather lacing up the side. Want something a bit more
intense? Check out our Skull vest.
4. Make Sure the Fit is Good
you lost a few, you gained a few -- maybe you grew or shrunk a few. We
all do. But when it comes to gear, too tight or too relaxed can cause
serious discomfort on long rides. If the gear has been in the closet for
a while, take the time to dust it off and try it on. Get gear fixed
that needs repair and replace what just doesn't work for you anymore.
5. Have the Right Luggage
for you, your riding partner, a tent, blow-up bed, a few pillows and
the all important cooler? If it's not built for a bike, it might just
end up as a new form of road kill. Pack it right with a few
6. Chat it up!
in touch with your friends and others on the road with state-of the-art
communication tools just for riders. Be sure to ask about noise
cancelling and wind blocking capabilities along with full-duplexing that
enables continuous conversation between speakers.
6. Give/Get More Tips on Facebook
Tell us what else can make or break your ride. What do
you pack and how do you pack it? What's necessity and what's frivolous?
Visit our facebook page and contribute to the conversation!