June 03, 2017

Tips in Traveling in the Philippines Using Motorcycle

Motorcycle riding has gone more than viral in the Philippines. It’s a lifestyle for some, a hobby for many and a way of living for most of the folks. Who would not love the comfort and convenience motorcycle gives to commuters? Aside from you getting away easily from traffic jams in the metro there is joy and convenience when you ride a motorcycle especially during road trips in the country side.

My friend and I rode a motorcycle from Quezon City to Infanta, Quezon Province then back. A 130km ride one way! I was riding on my friend’s motorcycle thus I had the luxury of sightseeing. Riding a big bike is another way of great travel adventure.
My friend while we were having some rest.
 
Here are some of the tips when you travel around the country using your big bike or motorcycle.

1.       Study the road you will take. There is such thing as street smart. Take that literally by knowing the road of your journey. Have at least check on Google Maps to see what kind of road you will take.

2.       Always check your motorcycle. Your bike is like your body. It need maintenance and care. Regularly check your motorcycle if you are planning a long ride. Replace all the loose and broken parts. You can always check and buy motorcycle parts online to check if there are readily available for your bike.   

3.       Wear your helmet. Always! Always wear your helmet.

4.       Do wear proper attire to protect your body. Prior to our long motorcycle tour to Infanta, my friend asked me to wear specific kinds of clothes like jacket, pants and rubber shoes. Knowing myself I will just wear comfy shorts for this kind of escape. Gladly my friend told me to wear pants and jacket – it did not burned my skin.

5.       Always check your tires! Tires is one of the most vital part of your bike. Make sure that you check it before your travel. There are bridgestone motorcycle for sale which I think is your best choice when it comes to traveling.  

These are some of the tips I got from my friend when we traveled via his motorcycle. Soon we will again embarked into a long motorcycle journey and I would like to tell you more about that soon ;)