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Long-Haul Motorcycle Touring – Tips for Staying Awake

By 24.08.20203 Comments

I love drinking loads of coffee and riding fast, this helps me to stay awake. Ryan F9 comes up with a number of other strategies to prevent dozing off and I wonder what you do to survive long haul trips on your motorcycle.

What do you do to stay awake on long trips?

Ryan discusses the Naturalistic Driving Study which over the course of a number of years researched what causes accidents in traffic. Fatigue is a serious problem on long distances and believe it or not, waking up and leaving early is the solution to this problem. Learn all about it here.

Ryan continues with some long haul comfort mods for your bike such as a 150 dollar clip on visor against buffering and flies in your face and cramp buster throttle assist for people with arthritis. Check it out here.

What do you do to stay awake on long trips? Let us know in the comments!


  • Will mcsweeney says:

    I go to bed at the same time, eat healthy, drink lots of water, coffee in the morning and try to stay away from caffeine after 3 pm.

  • David Clark says:

    I stay off freeways or boring routes, do various stretches and resistance exercises against the slip stream, stand on the pegs, pull over and walk around, drink fluids, take a nap. It works for about 30 minutes.

  • Jim Hickey says:

    My 3p snack, Gatorade (or similar), and a 20-30 minute nap – no more. Adds about 3 more hours of riding.

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