Been adding a few goodies to the gear collection. D3o knee armor and finally a replacement for our chatterboxes that never recovered after our Montana trip.
It was the Montana trip where I learned that my knees don't do well with knee pads. Somewhere through the years my knee caps have acquired these tough little bumps that end up aching after hours in contact with armor. On the tour I pulled out the armor and just did without. I'd heard of the D3o armor, softer and thinner than regular armor. The theory is that it's soft and flexible but turns hard immediately on impact for protection. Online chatter proved some riders didn't quite trust the stuff, but a few who had tested it in an accident said it performed alright.
|D3o armor and regular CE armor|
Last year, somewhere in Montana a cord on my chatterbox got caught in the chain. I felt a tiny tug and pulled back a decapitated wire used for a PTT button. Trouble getting replacement parts for an older chatterbox and the fact that it didn't handle the Ninja's wind noise too well left us ready to try something else.
We put off getting a replacement until we thought we might take a trip. The trip didn't pan out, but a new intercom system did. We got a set of Sena SMH10s.
|Me actually being useful. Sena installation.|
|Sena SHM10 and the evil iphone|
While the intercom has plenty of volume, when listening to music I have to have the volume almost at full blast. Even then the music is quiet. This is fine as I don't like it loud. It's more of an issue with the Ninja wind noise and my use of ear plugs. In the house, with no ear plugs the music is plenty loud.
Speaking of gale-force winds creating useless, blasting noise...
THE WORLD OF POLITICS
It's GOP convention week.
Much to Ron's and my dismay I've become interested in politics. I actually watched three days of this stuff. Ron put the time to good use ... in the garage
|There is a bench under all that stuff!|
Lest you think you have my political leanings pegged. I will watch the DNC convention as well. Wonder what will get cleaned up next week? :)
Still haven't gotten up at 7:00 for morning pics.