Road Rage As A Motorcyclist
Time PlanningPlanning your time correctly is better for life in general, but especially when avoiding road rage. Giving yourself time to actually get somewhere is a must, anyone can feel the pressures of time but if you just give yourself a little extra, you remove the stress element and you’ll already be in a better state of mind.Get Loose Don’t ride rigid. If you’re tense and gripping the bars for dear life, you’ll become tired quicker which makes you uncomfortable. Try and keep your body relaxed when riding along, enjoy the ride and block out the annoying things that might be happening around you on the road.
Keep CalmIf something isn’t quite right while riding, you’ll already feel slightly aggravated. Whether it’s a badly fitting jacket or boots, or the bike isn’t running right..sort it out before you go for a ride. You need to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible on the bike, so do everything you can to set yourself up for a stress free ride.
Sleep TightIf you’re like me, lack of sleep can make you cranky. So if you’re planning on riding the next day try and get to bed in time, being tired on the bike means things will tick you off quicker than if you were feeling fresh! More sleep will help you avoid your inner road rage devil.
Get Away And Get OffYep. If you can feel yourself boiling over, don’t stay on the road. Its dangerous for everyone involved. Not that you have a bright green Hulk that is about to make an appearance..but if you’re irritated and thinking about another road users actions, you’re not thinking about your own. So just pull over and the nearest chance and have a minute, or 5. Calm yourself down and put whatever annoyed you to the back of your mind, it’s not worth your time!
21 Sept 2017