Thinking back to your teenage years, when you perhaps first got handed the keys to your very own car, officially, unless you’re in on a little secret, that feeling of effectively being handed your freedom appears near-impossible to recreate. Worse yet, you probably look back and wish you might have done more to explore a little bit more of the country than the typical night-life spots you likely tried to sneak into…
Well, there’s a second wave of that awesome feeling and it resides in zipping around with a different mode of transport.
Even if you have indeed been on a motorcycle, but it’s perhaps a transport-mode choice made for practicality purposes, going on a motorbiker’s road-trip always makes for a brand new experience. Something like the Lake District, for instance, makes for a totally new and unique sightseeing delight when you do it in autumn having perhaps done it in winter, spring or summer.
Speaking of autumn, this is what makes up the entire secret to recreating that feeling of sheer and utter freedom that ordinarily comes with jumping on a bike and riding into the splendour of the UK’s natural beauty.
Making it a great experience
By default, you’ll be awestruck with pretty much any route mapped out by a typical UK road-tripper, but you’ll hit the sweet spot if you follow the advice put together by fellow motorcycling enthusiasts who are so enthusiastic about it that they created a clothing and accessories line specifically for bikers. We’re of course talking about the fellows over at Adventurewear experts, Malle London.
You just know all the available options come from a truly genuine and authentic place if they’re created by a bunch of people who really needed those options as some solutions and couldn’t find them!
So making it a great experience is in part about covering what may appear to be small details, but turn out to be major issues if you don’t cater to them correctly.
You DO NOT want to be caught in some surprise autumn rain, out in the otherwise very beautiful, open road, with miles and miles of coverless landscape, without the adequate protection of a Godspeed Men’s Leather Motorcycle Jacket, over which you’d drench your Men’s Parka coat, for instance. Lady riders are equally covered too, with the selection of women’s equivalents…
Since it can get considerably warmer when the autumn sun is out in full force, something a little lighter by way of a Merino Wool Jumper will do. It is indeed classed as “heavy-weight,” but you’ll find out just how essential it is when the crisp wind is hitting you at otherwise moderate motorcycling speeds.
You’ll definitely need a face scarf, with various styles available, so too a beanie, and if you’re going to be out and about over several days, your bike would also need to be carrying your essentials safely in a specialised pannier or duffle bag.
Don’t scrimp on the quality of these Adventurewear essentials if you don’t want to be caught with your pants down in the middle of nowhere, so to say.