7 Tips For Vietnam Mountain Bike Tours
Meta: Vietnam Mountain Bike Tours are one of the exciting and challenging adventure tours in Vietnam. You should equip yourself with these experiences if you want to try this journey.
Join Vietnam Mountain Bike Tours, you will be supported by a travel agency. However, there are many things you should keep in mind to ensure your own safety. Vietnam’s terrain with 3/4 is hilly, very suitable for motorbike tours, these experiences will help you conquer the roads here easily. Let’s find out what those experiences are in this article.
1. When going across a mountain pass, there are a few things to keep in mind.
This is one of the sites where the most catastrophic incidents occur, due to the difficult terrain, which typically includes bends, perilous passes, and uphill roads. It is always perilous to drive down the road, especially at night when visibility is greatly reduced.
On a lengthy trip, there are vital abilities, such as mastering your own steering wheel, so that the driver can protect himself and others. Because the terrain is hilly, as it is in our nation, the passes arise frequently, requiring each driver to have a firm grip on the steering wheel in order to successfully and safely operate vital vehicles.
In fact, when vehicles travel over the pass frequently, accidents occur, resulting in significant repercussions. Working together to get more expertise and useful knowledge to drive safely, especially when traveling on a pass at night, is one approach to safeguarding yourself and others.
2. Before each trip, inspect the vehicle.
Make that the brake and gearbox fluids are full, and that they were last replaced within the specified time frame. Brake fluid loses moisture and contaminants with time, lowering the boiling point. When the brake is used frequently, the oil boils and the brake effect is lost.
In addition, it is vital to inspect the road surface, tire pressure, and ensure that a spare tire is always available. At the same time, if you need to move at night, make sure the lights are in good working order. Furthermore, vehicle gasoline should be fully charged because refueling is extremely infrequent on steep mountain roads.
The engine, as well as all other sections of the vehicle, will have to run continually on steep and hilly routes, so make sure they are in good working order. You should also inspect the tires, as well as the left and right tire centers. Check that the tires are properly inflated, especially if the vehicle is laden with people and luggage. The engine and transmission will have to work harder if the tire pressure is lower than recommended.
3. Proper handling when going uphill
The first guideline of going uphill safely is to keep the engine cool. Find a safe spot to park off the road if you need to cool the engine.
You must know how to create momentum in order to ascend the pass successfully. The key to gaining momentum is to maintain a speed of more than 35 km/h with an engine rpm of more than 1,500 rpm and to accelerate slowly and steadily. If you come across sleeve bends while cornering, keep the engine rpm low, but the car’s speed should not be too high. Because you can rarely see the automobiles approaching from the opposite direction on these corners, you must concentrate on observing and not driving too fast.
4. Rules when going downhill
The downhill process is another story. At this time, besides the pulling force from the engine, gravity and inertia also contribute to making the bike go faster. If you are not careful, the speed of the slope will be beyond the control of the driver. Even improper use of the brakes when going downhill can be detrimental to the driver. Braking too much and holding it for too long will cause the brake pad temperature to rise suddenly and possibly burn the brakes, resulting in the brakes losing their effectiveness and the car going uncontrollably, many drivers tend to check the brakes continuously when downhill to restrain the bike. This is also one of the fatal mistakes when going downhill.
5. When encountering fog, be cautious.
Fog is the most prominent element of the mountainous region. There are instances when the fog is so thick that motorists are unable to see ahead. When driving in foggy conditions, do not speed or travel slowly so that you can see other vehicles easily. Remember to use the fog lights and stick to the road markings. If you believe the situation is too risky, you can pull over and wait for the fog to dissipate before continuing.
6. Beware of slippery roads
Dense fog will make the road slippery, or sudden rains, water from the mountains will also make the friction between the motorcycle and the road become zero. If the road shows signs of being slippery, move slowly to avoid splashing and losing control.
7. Let’s focus more on looking far
Drivers may not be able to anticipate sharp turns and blind spots on hilly roads. So try to see as much as you can, not just the one in front. This will allow the driver to mentally prepare for events such as suddenly a vehicle is parked on the side of the road, a vehicle is about to pass a turn, a slippery road or a slope ahead.
The above experiences will help you be more confident when going through dangerous hilly roads. Vietnam Mountain Bike Tours always bring new experiences, new knowledge and new adaptations, let us help you do it. If you’re ready, get in touch with us via a website www.mbtvietnam.com, gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org or hotline (+84)985333066 for advice on trips. We are glad to serve you and hope you have a happy trip, many memorable memories in Vietnam.