Fitness is an integral part of motorcycling. Being in shape helps your stamina on long rides, allows you to more easily flick your bike through corners, and keeps you alert and awake on the road.
Don’t just take my word for it, though. From Lee Park’s Total Control:
By getting yourself in shape…you can experience longer, safer, and more enjoyable rides for a moderate expenditure of time and effort. A happy by-product is that you will probably live a longer and healthier life because your heart will be less likely to give out early, and you will be better able to avoid the accidents that those riders impaired by fatigue, slow reflexes, and sub-par vision may not.
just starting out?
- I’m a very busy person and have no interest in weightlifting past its benefit to motorcycling. I want to read the quick ‘n’ dirty summary.
- I have a more general interest in weightlifting, or am looking for a way to pass the time at work. I want to read the full article on starting out.
- For a more in-depth read, check out Krista’s “starting out” page.