Taking any sort of vehicle into the snow can be a perilous act. Naturally, the situation can become even more dangerous when riding a motorcycle.
However, the vagaries of life may put you in a situation where you have no other alternative than to ride your bike through snowy and inclement weather. If this is the case, be sure to take the proper precautions and safety measures before setting out.
Here are 5 tips to help ensure that your travels in the snow are done safely:
1 – Check the weather
It’s always critical that you check the severity of the weather and the various road conditions before you depart. Map out your route and determine what is the safest course of action. If there are no immediate resources online, contact friends, peers, or neighbors. Ask if they have driven recently along the route you have traveled, and whether it is safe to ride through. Using social networking sites like Twitter may also get you the information you need by querying a larger pool of local drivers. [Read more…]