Summer Riding Tips for Aostirmotor Riders
Summer is a great season for riding e-bikes. With the warmer temperatures, it may have caused some trouble for the riders. Don’t worry! Combined with the experience of e-bike enthusiasts, AOSTIRMOTOR summarizes some summer riding tips and hope will come in handy.
Prepare Mosquito Repellent and First Aid Supplies in Advance
This is a very necessary suggestion. Friends who like to ride outdoors have been plagued by mosquitoes for a long time, especially if they want to ride outdoors and camp. Mosquitoes always bite you when you want to rest, which can make your riding experience bad. In addition, you need to prepare some first aid supplies such as first aid gauze, bandages, etc., just in case.
Check the Weather Forecast Ahead of Time.
A light rain can ruin a perfect ride, so weather is a must before planning a ride. In addition, you should also pay attention to weather changes during the riding process, and adjust measures to local conditions to ensure riding safety.
Plan Your Itinerary in Advance
Make a riding route in advance. The riding distance should not be too long. Try to arrange it on a section with less traffic, a flat road, and shaded sections of trees along the way.
If you haven't decided where to ride this weekend, you must choose the Ottawa Valley. The Ottawa Valley has a number of rivers and valleys interconnected throughout Ontario’s Highlands. Criss-crossing the Ottawa River, Bonnechere and Madawaska Rivers, and skirting many lakes, the area has a number of mapped road riding routes. These routes include many options for stops at interesting heritage sites, artists’ studios, swimming areas and communities While enjoying quiet country roads, scenic forests. When you get tired from riding, stop here to rest to make you more comfortable.
Ride Time Adjustment
For summer rides, try to make the most of your morning and evening rides. Try to avoid riding at noon. Noon is the hottest time of the day, and it is easy to get sunburned and heatstroke. In addition, it is not recommended to ride at night, because the vision at night becomes poor, and there are many potential safety hazards.
In summer riding, we should pay attention to the protection of ultraviolet rays. Sun protection is a very important thing. AOSTIRMOTOR recommends that you take certain measures to reduce the damage of ultraviolet rays to our skin:
1. Reasonably Match the Riding Equipment:
- When riding in summer, you must try to wrap all exposed skin, avoid direct sunlight, and try to wear light-colored, UV-resistant riding
- Ridingglasses are a must, which can effectively protect the eyes, block UV rays and improve visual quality.
- For riding helmets, choose a style with good ventilation performance. In addition, a magic hood can be added to the helmet to absorb sweat.
- For cycling gloves, it is recommended to choose thin, breathable full-finger cycling gloves.
- Forriding in a rain-prone summer area, it's a good idea to bring waterproof gear as well. However, the overall equipment carried is mainly light, so as to avoid adding too much burden and consuming physical strength
2. Reapply Sunscreenmultiple times:
Sunscreens contain sunscreens that block or absorb UV rays, and it is recommended to use sunscreens with SPF 30 or higher as much as possible. It’s important to note that sunscreens have an effective period of time, and sometimes they fail due to sweating. Repeated application is recommended to protect the skin.
Replenish Water in Time
Due to the high temperature in summer, water will be lost quickly, so it is best to drink water every 15 minutes. Remember, don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water. Avoid carbonated drinks, juices, ice water, beer, coffee and tea after long rides, which are harmful to your health.
If you like to ride together, you can go with your friends and take care of each other if you have any problems along the way. Also, don't put pressure on yourself because of your teammates' performance. Those who can ride longer can always ride farther！
AOSTIRMOTOR is always concerned about the condition of the riders, hope the riding tips can help you!