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Why Do Motorcycle Passengers Fall Asleep? (And How Not To!)

How can it be SO EASY for motorcycle passengers to fall asleep?
I mean, come on…
You’re zooming through the world on a wild, roaring metal beast!
How could you possibly sleep through that?
But I’ve nearly done it myself dozens of times.
This is a mystery that needs to be solved…

Motorcycle passengers can fall asleep very easily. You may be already tired, or you might be a little too comfortable. On a sunny day, the hum of the motor can quickly become a soothing lullaby. But sleeping on a motorcycle is dangerous! Luckily, there are ways of staying awake when sitting on the back of a motorcycle. 

Let’s start at the beginning.
When it comes to taking a nap, most people choose the couch.
The bed’s another option (if it’s not covered with cats like ours usually is).
But you probably wouldn’t choose a moving motorcycle for a quiet doze.

Of course not.
I wouldn’t either.
I’m not a crazy person.
And yet I’ve nearly fallen asleep on a motorcycle more times than I care to admit.

Let’s dig a little deeper into why it’s so easy to grab a few z’s on the back of a bike.


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When NOT to Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle: Tips for Women

Sometimes it’s smarter NOT to ride on the back of a motorcycle.
I know this sounds strange coming from me.
I’ve done over a quarter of a million kilometers on the back of the hubby’s bike.
But riding pillion is not always a good idea.

It’s important to know when not to ride on the back of a motorcycle. There are several key questions you need to ask. For example: Are you wearing the right clothes? Is the rider experienced (and sober)? Has he ridden with passengers? The answers to these important questions will help you make the right decision.

An invitation to ride on the back of a motorcycle is usually a good thing, right?
After all, motorbikes are the most fun machines in the world!

But getting onto a bike is not something you do lightly.
Things can go very wrong very quickly.
That’s why you have to get on the right bike – with the right rider.

So how do you know when it’s OK to ride with someone?

That’s easy.
You simply gage the risk before you climb aboard.
When you know the danger signs, you can make safer decisions.

Let me show you what I mean…


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12 Golden Rules for Riding with a Pillion

Riding with a pillion takes a little adjustment – for both the rider, and the motorcycle passenger!

These ground rules for riding safely with a pillion come from the founder of IJustWant2Ride.com, Warren Massey…

Let’s start by assuming you have the motorcycle skills necessary to ride with a passenger.
If you’re scaring yourself when you ride, you don’t need a pillion to scare as well.
You want your passenger, especially if they are your significant other, to want to ride more … not be put off motorcycles forever…

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