10 Things Riders Do Before Riding Around NYC

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10 Things Riders Do Before Riding Around NYC

By Motoveli Motorcycle Magazine - 1m

Go go go!

If you’ve been riding around New York City long enough then you already know what to do.

1. Check radar

RadarScope

RadarScope

Regular weather apps are so beat you’ll never get a sense of when the rain is passing. Get a proper radar app and nerd-out at the road-level. Check out RadarUS+, RadarScope, and Dark Sky. You’ll be dodging storms in no time.

2. Check motorcycle checkpoints

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The NYPD is amplifying their efforts to remove motorcyclists from the road, and to preserve the status quo of car culture and traffic congestion. Follow the NY MC Task Force on Twitter for up-to-the-second checkpoint locations. Turn on alerts so they push to your phone in real-time.

3. Bring a charger

Marvel

Marvel

You’ve been working on the same post for a few minutes and you’re battery is almost dead. This might be overkill, but the GoPro Portable Battery Pack will charge your phone and GoPro at the same time. It’s also super slim and packable. Do it.

4. TOLLS TOLLS TOLLS

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OWN

Toll booths are being removed in favor of plate scanning. Get an EZ-Pass if your plate is less visible, and avoid any weirdness at the tolls.

5. Pack snacks

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Fox

Riding without snacks is for n00bs. Not sure what to bring? Crack open page 54 of Motoveli Issue 3 for the first EVER Snack Shootout with Alessandra Eats.

6. Drink more water

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Cheezburger

There’s nothing else to say about this. Stay hydrated.

7. Leave early, come back earlier

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giphy

Get your bike EARLY and go north. You’ll be so refreshed to hit the Mobil station on the Palisades before traffic happens. At this rate you’ll be at Harriman before 10am, which leaves plenty of time to hit Seven Lakes and the Tiorati Circle. Recharge with some snacks, and think about leaving before rush hour to avoid insane amounts of New York City traffic.

8. Pick a riding style

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reddit.com/r/gifs/

It’s fun to ride with friends and new people, but spend a few minutes feeling out their riding style. Are they splitting? Hammering? Too slow? Communicate with each other and agree on a riding style that’s comfortable for everyone.

9. Top-off before you turn in

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https://ivettemegam.tumblr.com/post/44969472801/http-whrt-it-wfqoki

The worst is getting all ready to go and realizing your tank is almost empty. Do yourself a favor and top-off on gas before you end your current ride.

10. Send It On Any Sunday

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https://markvomit.tumblr.com/post/91664843859

Your ride was amazing and everyone needs to know. Sunday afternoon is great time to share your ride. Pick a shot and send it! You did good.

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