Drink lots of water, eat regularly, take a break, take your meds!…Tell me something I don’t know!!!
Many of the accidents…all types, and motorcycling is no exception, there are supporting contributing factors that form a general cause.
Many causes are due to a physiological distraction, be that a driver or rider has lost attention, concentration or the physical ability to operate the controls properly to avoid a collision.
On a long hot day, have you not drank enough to keep hydrated, not eaten enough, not rested enough and not taken medication that you should have…or even taken medication but still drove or rode, even when you shouldn’t.
The problem is that most of us generally know this and we know ‘on paper’ it sounds logical and on any day, we would probably follow the advice. But most of us probably think it won’t affect us…we’ll be alright!
I’m not saying that anyone should be paralysed by the notion of this, more that there should be a greater understanding & awareness of this, and we probably should not be so quick to dismiss these issues.
I’m not saying that there is a high incidence of these factors either, however they do occur and more than you might think. So doing all the planning, sensible…and yes maybe even boring things, may actually contribute to a joyful but uneventful ride.