Bike trips are always thrilling and exciting with the element of surprise. It is the charm of a bike trip to excite you and cause something special, that magical spark to appear between you and your travel partner. For everything to be perfect on your bike ride, here are 7 life hacks.
1) Choose the bike correctly
Whenever I go on a bike ride with my travel partner, we generally take the Royal Enfield because it is quite large so we can keep our backpacked bags behind. Also, we both love the loud sound that the bike makes when we are riding it. It drags a lot of attention. It also catches speed easily and we love that on mountain trips.
2) Carry little luggage
It is a bike trip, not a car ride, so you’d rather carry less or you’ll have to throw things. There is no trunk in a bike for you to store things. Always carry minimal.
3) Shut the engine on the downhill path
When the path goes downhill, the bike will keep going down even if you have not pressed the accelerator and it will go down fast. You can save fuel by doing this. Once we were about to run out of fuel, but we shut the engine on the downhill part and were safe.
4) Keep some extra fuel.
If you are on a mountain, where you don’t know how far the next petrol pump will be, always carry fuel in a bottle with you. Carrying it in a drinking bottle can make the fuel fit inside your bag and your hands will be free. You don’t want to walk or be stranded here.
5) Pictures may be interesting but don’t use the camera till the bike stops
Bikes are literally fast and I have dropped my camera and broken it in the past. You may think that its a mountain with no traffic or sudden brakes but you must have never fathomed the curvy turns and pauses that are there on the mountain. If you use electronics, they may fall.
6) Tape speakers to the front of the bike
As fun as this sounds, you can tape speakers and listen to amazing music on your bike ride. Keep your hands free so that you can hold your partner.
7) Don’t tickle your travel partner when they drive
This one is obvious but pretty necessary. Also, the idea of PDA o bikes is not as possible if the road isn’t empty.