Equipment Motorcycle Allroad Offroad
Conditions for personal equipment Allroad Offroad Motorcycle trip Netherlands 01-03-2022
At least okay are
To participate in an all-road/off-road trip in the Netherlands, the following minimum conditions apply in terms of personal equipment:
Below is a little more information and advice without obligation.
Cross, Offroad or Enduro helmet:
A chin piece with a distance from your chin gives more freedom and ventilation. And especially; the large sun visor is very nice in the sun and especially in low sun.
Riders without a sun visor can't see anything at the end of a riding day because of the dust and the low sun. They drove very unpleasantly and say afterwards that they also found it quite dangerous.
Helmets without a chin piece or with a movable chin piece are not allowed.
Condition: a helmet with a fixed (integrated) chin piece and preferably with a visor.
Highly recommended: cross, off-road or enduro helmet
A dark visor and sunglasses are counterproductive if it is also dark outside (sun gone/rain clouds). Regular or sunglasses must really close. otherwise this substance will pass through. Maybe bring some goggles?
The enduro helmet has a visor, but from under your jaw, wind and sand can get into your eyes. So no matter what kind of helmet you wear or what kind of goggles you prefer, take a pair of goggles or ski goggles with you.
Highly recommended: goggles or ski goggles.
Constantly being exposed to the decibels of your engine and the wind is not good for your ears. In the long run you can get hearing damage and in the short run it is tiring. Earplugs therefore also keep your focus for longer and thus contribute to your safety.
Water - Camel Bag:
Keep drinking in hot weather. You sometimes do not notice that you are sweating, but loss of fluid is a loss of concentration. A camel bag is the solution. Because the tube hangs on your coat, you will drink more often.
Condition: bottle of water with you on the motorcycle
Recommended: camel bag
The extreme forces that can arise in an accident are diverted to the frame of the brace instead of directly to your cervical vertebra. This reduces the risk of neck injuries such as whiplash or hypertension. The neck brace is there to prevent the following:
Hyperflexion: Extreme forward head movement
Hyperextension: Extreme backward head movement
Lateral hyperflexion: Extreme lateral head movement
Axial Pressure: Compression of the spine due to force on the helmet
Backward hypertranslation: Backward movement of the head/helmet relative to the neck.
There are also people who see disadvantages in the neck brace. Namely that your collarbone can break and that it is uncomfortable and reduces the viewing range.
A neck brace can easily cost around €500. The Moveo are a lot cheaper but still about 200 euros.
One way to keep it even cheaper is to buy a foam rubber model (for example at Jopa) for about 40 euros.
Kidneys are fragile. I also wear a seatbelt on asphalt. Vibration and acceleration are bad for your kidneys. I was told that you can only get floating kidneys once in a lifetime (per kidney ;-) ). By the way, it makes quite a difference for the feeling in the back. Because of the support you have a much less tired feeling, which is also better for safety.
With extra protection for knuckles and maybe also parts of the fingers! Ordinary motocross gloves are for our sand motocross tracks, not for cobbled trails. With the exception of winter, you should also make sure that you take very light gloves with wind holes or even blow-through gloves.
Condition: motorcycle gloves
Highly recommended: motorcycle gloves that provide extra protection against hard surfaces.
Pants and jacket / body protector:
You can say that an armor or protection vest is indispensable. If you opt for a wide shirt with a harness underneath, know that it can be cold in the winter in the morning and late afternoon (and anyway on the flat parts due to the speed). One protection vest or armor provides significantly less protection than the other.
Whatever protection you choose; an armor, protection vest or just pants and jacket, it is the intention that the following parts of your body are protected;
Condition: Knees, hips, back, elbows, shoulders.
Highly recommended: also think about your ribs, wear an armor or protection vest.
Hard cross or enduro boots:
Combat boots and regular motorcycle boots do not provide enough protection, I know from experience. Not even the police boots with an off-road look that some people mistakenly call 'enduro boots'. Wear hard cross or semi-hard enduro boots. You have them from 100, - and second hand even cheaper.
Condition: Hard, high cross or semi-hard, high enduro boots
It matters a lot what socks you wear. Nowadays you can get excellent heat and moisture regulating socks for little money. Also at Aldi and Lidl.
Also consider the length of your socks. Just a little longer than your boot is very nice because of the heat. the boot edge that can chafe.
Conditions motorcycle and equipment Allroad Offroad Motorcycle trip Netherlands 01-03-2022
At least okay are
To participate in an all-road/off-road trip in the Netherlands, the following minimum conditions apply in terms of motorcycle and equipment:
There are several factors that determine how good off-road driving is. For example:
My advice for driving in the Netherlands (sand/mud):