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Tips for riding a motorcycle in the fall

Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exhilarating hobbies you can have. It is also one of the most dangerous. There's zero protection for riders and many motorists fail to see motorcycles on the roads around them. Here are some important safety tips for riding your motorcycle this fall season in New Hampshire.

Leaves can be beautiful to look at when they are still on the trees, especially in the New Hampshire area, but they can also be quite dangerous once they fall. Leaves, both dry and wet, can wreak havoc on your motorcycle ride. Driving over leaves can send your bike spinning out of control. They could also be hiding other dangers to motorcycles like potholes and debris. Avoid leaves at all costs when riding your motorcycle this fall season.

Deer are mating during the fall season, which means they will be out in force at dawn and at dusk. You need to be extra cautious when riding, no matter where you are, as deer will be roaming quite often through the end of December. Scan the sides of the road when on your bike for deer and prepare to make evasive maneuvers.

If you ride early in the morning, say on your way to work, be sure to be on the lookout for frost. Frost can leave a thin layer of ice on the road if you ride really early in the morning. If it looks too frosty out, try not to ride that day.

If you insist on riding this late in the fall, which many riders still do, it's best to have the proper attire on at all times. Long pants and long shirts are the way to go. Your attire should also include gloves and reflective stripes on your jacket and helmet.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident in Portsmouth? Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney will help you understand your rights and determine the best course of action to take.

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