Summers in Pakistan can be hot and humid, making it difficult to stay cool while riding your motorcycle. Here are a few tips to help you stay comfortable and safe on your summer rides:
1. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
Dark colors absorb heat, so wearing light-colored clothing will help you stay cooler. Loose-fitting clothing will allow air to circulate around your body, which will also help you stay cool.
2. Wear a helmet with a built-in sun visor
A sun visor will help protect your eyes from the sun’s glare, which can be very intense in Pakistan during the summer.
3. Drink plenty of fluids
It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during hot weather. Drink plenty of water or sports drinks to stay hydrated and avoid heat exhaustion.
4. Take breaks often
If you’re riding for an extended period of time, take breaks often to cool down. Stop in the shade and rest for a few minutes. You can also splash some water on your face and neck to cool down.
5. Avoid riding during the hottest part of the day
If possible, avoid riding during the hottest part of the day, which is typically between 11am and 3pm. If you must ride during these hours, take extra precautions to stay cool.
7. Use Breathable Seat Covers (Seat Mesh) to Avoid a Burning Bottom
Sitting on a hot motorcycle seat on a sunny day is no fun. You can avoid this uncomfortable experience by parking your motorcycle in the shade and using a breathable seat cover.
A breathable seat cover, such as a seat mesh, allows air to circulate through the seat, which helps to keep it cool. This can make a big difference on a hot day, especially if you have to sit on your motorcycle for an extended period of time.
- They can help to reduce sweating.
- They can help to prevent saddle sores.
- They can help to extend the life of your motorcycle seat.
6. Be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion
The signs of heat exhaustion include:
- Pale skin
- Rapid breathing
- If you experience any of these symptoms, stop riding and seek medical attention immediately.
Here are some additional tips that may help you stay cool on your summer rides:
- Park in the shade whenever possible.
- Use a windshield sunscreen to help block the sun’s rays.
- Keep a spray bottle filled with water in your backpack or saddlebag. You can use this to cool down your face, neck, and arms.
- If you have a passenger, have them wear light-colored clothing as well.
- Be aware of the signs of heat stroke. The signs of heat stroke include:
- Extreme high body temperature (above 103°F)
- Loss of consciousnes
By following these tips, you can enjoy your summer rides in Pakistan without getting too hot.