At Redtread, we respect the fact the safety is big part of dirt biking in southern Spain. Safety, of course, is important if you are dirt biking anywhere, but dirt biking in the south of Spain presents a unique set of potential dangers. So here are our top tips.
You don’t need a weather expert to tell you that southern Spain is hot. However, it’s worth bearing in mind what this heat means for dirt biking. Protecting yourself from the sun is not too big a worry, as you will dressed head to toe in riding gear, but this complete coverage means that you will be even hotter. Combine all that with the body heat that you’ll generate from handling your dirt bike over the dusty offroad of southern Spain and you’ve got a recipe for serious dehydration. The best way to avoid this, of course, is to drink water – lots of it. It seems simple enough, but this simple solution can save you a lot of bother. The advice to drink frequently, throughout the day, rather than gorging yourself on an entire bottle after several hours of riding. Water helps to improve your cognitive abilities too, which is important when thinking about how to tackle those tricky corners.
Your helmet is the one thing protecting your head from a collision, so pay this piece of equipment some respect. Be sure to wear it, obviously, and be sure to keep it safe. One piece of advice from dirt biking legend Chris Birch is to never put your helmet down on a hill. Southern Spain if full of mountainous hillside to go dirt biking through, and if you’re not careful you could lose your helmet forever as it tumbles far away from you. Respect the gravity of the situation and hang your helmet from the handlebar or the footpeg of your bike.
Birch’s advice is to always make sure that you have the right tools, the right tyres, and the right tyre pressure. Dirt bike fan Nicole Vulcan goes further saying that, before every ride, you should inspect all the controls and the brakes before riding anywhere. As south Spain’s leading dirt bike holiday provider, we understand the importance of a properly maintained motorcycle. There really is a great feeling in knowing that your dirt bike is working in the best possible condition. We are always sure to keep our bikes in perfect condition.
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