Wednesday, 5 December 2018

When To Say No To Riding. Six clues to judge when it’s best to not ride


The world is a big place, vast enough that no one can cover all of it in a lifetime. It is easy to be thirsty, to want to ride every inch of it when we are travelling. But sometimes it’s best to leave those miles unridden. Everyone has different thresholds for when it’s too hot, too cold, or too wet to ride. The same goes for state of mind, your health, and your level of conditioning. When do these variables form enough of a distraction to merit leaving the bike in the garage? When does exposure to riding conditions make the risk greater than the reward? Here’s where we might draw the line.

Nasty Weather
Extreme Heat
Chill Factor
State of Mind
High Risk
Low Reward