We have also moved into last stage panic shopping! The money is flying everywhere. The new Sena communicators we wanted have been delayed to June so just yesterday we set up our new Sena SMH10 Communicators. No one would answer the phone when I called from my helmet. I finally had to call a work person from my helmet just to try it out. It is superb. "Siri, play my play list called Riding." Yes, yesterday I set up a play list called Riding. After I spent $24.99 to send my entire iTunes playlist into the cloud. "Siri, call Mom." Voicemail. "Siri text Mom." "Why aren't you answering my call? I'm trying to call you from my helmet." I certainly see the appeal of these.
Portable solar charger, because you never know when you may wind up in the desert with cell service but limited battery life, right? An extra fuel bottle to carry our camp stove fuel. Practical (obviously a Steve purchase). A couple more wicking shirts, so now I own 6 even though I'm only supposed to be bringing three. Rush order of HVMP T-shirts now that we have our awesome logo thanks to Kendra from COG. Check out the wonderful banner design Kendra did for us. We won't see the actual banner until we get to Johnson City, TN but I really like the artwork.
|The 6' long banner will meet us in TN after our long ride.|
|I must be sleep shopping again.|
Last weekend was all about bike maintenance. We changed the oil, put a new battery in the Versys, cleaned and lubed the chains. We both put new pro grip grips on and I gave myself a snazzy new pair of shiny black extra heavy HVMP bar ends. I had the stainless heavy before. I'm trying these out for the trip.
|New squishier grips!|
|Men at work!|
I thought I would include some pictures from our 2005 Nova Scotia trip. Back then I was riding the Ninja 500 with soft bags and Steve had the Concours. I would definitely put that on my "to do again" list. Although these days I don't think there is any boat transportation out of Maine into Yarmoth..
One of my favorite riding days ever was in Nova Scotia. It was somewhere heading north out of Halifax on our way to the Cabot Trail. There were no other vehicles and all I could smell was Christmas trees. It was a very peaceful day.
Well I better get packing!!! So much to do.