Winter Riding Tips and Advice

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Keep it Wind Proof

Ensure your gear is wind proof, as the quickest way to lose body heat is through jackets that allow wind to enter and let the heat escape. If your jacket is allowing this to happen, purchase a jacket that doesn’t so that you don’t have to ride in the chill during cold days and nights. Always remember to strap up all vents and openings in your jackets and pants. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of the road and realising you’ve left a vent open! Check out some of our waterproof textile jackets here at our eBay store.   Textile Jackets

Invest in Raingear

The simplest way to stay dry and warm in winter is to wear raingear. Raingear will work as a wind stopper, not letting your body heat to escape, while also keeping you dry from the rain. Rhino Leather has a fantastic Raingear suit here. Raingear Suit.

We also have boot covers (Gaiters) which are fabulous for keeping rain out of your boots. Once your boots become wet, it can take days for them to dry, so ensure no moisture enters your boots and keep them dry from the elements. Browse our eBay store here for Boot Covers.

Cotton + Riding = NO

Remember that cotton and riding go together like Justin Bieber and Harleys, it just doesn’t work. So when you see rain clouds coming in thick, ditch the cotton quick. Nothing is worse than riding in the rain and having soggy cotton sticking to your body like a leech, so be sure to leave all cotton wear at home before you head out.

Invest in Synthetic Undergarments

Obviously if you’ve left your undergarments at home, that doesn’t mean you’re appropriately dressed to get on a bike and ride out! You should purchase a set of synthetic undergarments, which are able to worn under your gear. Examples of these base layers are compression wear that is usually worn for sports, such as soccer, footy and AFL. However, in the case of long rides and staying warm this is a very viable option and definitely something to look in to! Keeping your core warm is crucial in the fight against winter and staying warm for long periods of time. Thus compression gear is a great way of doing this, as it keeps you warm while also letting your skin breathe. 

Eat, Ride, Warmth

Most wouldn’t believe it, but eating is actually a great way of generating heat, and there are certain foods that increase the heat more so than others. I can understand that it would go against every fibre in your body, but the fat content in ice cream actually makes your body warmer. It’s been said that eating foods that contain more fat, protein and carbohydrates heat the body a little while digesting food as your body has to provide energy to digest the food. Also consider options such as, root vegetables, whole grain cereals, fresh and dried fruits and herbs and spices.

So make sure you take note of these tips during this winter, to ensure your next ride is more comfortable than your last! 

Safe riding Rhinos. 

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