Bought a new bike? Tips on choosing the right riding gear for your trip

Make sure that the gear you choose not only suits the kind of biking you're into, but also protects you while you experience the thrill of riding

New-age travellers are discovering a new thrill in offbeat road tours

Whether it's dirt biking, casual riding, or a cross-country trip, you can now pick up something from a wide range of riding gear to suit your style. While some are adventurous, choosing to explore the rough, off the beaten track, others may want to cruise steadily on the highway or simply commute within the city.  That said, just remember that safety is paramount and gear that protects most of your body parts from injury during an accident is top priority -- a helmet for your head, skull and jaw; rider gloves for the wrists, biker boots for the ankle, a jacket for the ...