Without ability, judgement and a clear head, you have no business on a bike.
There's no middle ground on the road. You're either in total control or you're not. And on the road, deadly consequences are just one misjudged move, or split-second lapse in concentration away.
Operating a motorcycle is all about control. Alcohol eliminates control, causing:
- Reduced inhibitions
- Decreased reaction time
- Inability to gauge speed
- Impaired muscle control
- Blurred vision
- Loss of reflexes
If you're planning to drink:
- Leave your bike at home. You won't be tempted to take it out when alcohol impairs your judgement.
- Get a ride with a non-drinking friend in a car. You could be as dangerous on the back of a bike as you would be driving one.
- Live to ride another day.