1.Shade: A tree lined country road can be many degrees cooler than a freeway. Not only do country roads offer better protection from the sun, they have the added benefit of being more fun to ride, with lots of great curves and hills.
2.Stop Lights: Routes that include many stop lights should be avoided too. Not only will the engine get hot very quickly (air or water-cooled engines will both suffer), but the heat from both the road and the engine will rise to make the rider very hot!
3.Traffic jams and road repair: Road repair can result in backed up traffic and should be avoided at all costs. Check before riding to make sure no road construction is taking place on your planned route.
4.What to take: Cell phone, water bottle, and umbrella.