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Old 02-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #4576
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Metric System

It makes sense, easy to use and not screw up, everything is a multiple of 10. But whatever someone grew up with, is what makes most sense to them by familiarity. Doesn't mean it's the best it just depends where you're looking from. I still have difficulties fathoming what screw a 15/16 wrench would fit. My father who was a machinist had to learn the British Standard Whitworth system along other systems. Not bad but just something else to throw off your senses. And if you tell an European that temperature is 40 degrees they might think they need their bathing suit. By the way, how many stones do you weigh.. Convenience is probably most important when using these systems, and availability of parts. Not sure you can find many in South America riding a British bike.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #4577
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Glad we resolved the metric issue

Been really busy on my time at "home". But it has been some exciting stuff happening as I transition my ride to New Zealand.

Received my Carnet, and several packages of new gear including a new Go pro 3 and camera. So I have been running fairly fast and not much time to Relax

Also got some new custom earplugs made....



A couple months ago, someone contacted a motorcycle gear company and told them they should look at my RR .....They contacted me, and we traded emails about there products and the possibility to supply me with some gear, including a riding suit that is in development.

So I planned a trip to go to see them while I am back. So I flew and drove to see them in the wintery state of Idaho.



I arrive at the Headquarters of Klim USA, in Rigby Idaho on a sunny but cold morning at 2 Degrees F.





Met with Mark Kincart of Klim and had a great day meeting their designers and seeing the impressive facility.



http://www.klim.com/en-us/

Klim has given me one of the only samples of their Adventure Rally AIr suit that will not actually come to the market until 2014. So I will be a Gear testers This suit is right up my alley and I am looking forward to using it.



Heading back to Portland with some new gear!! Thanks to Klim! Will get some photos of the gear before I fly to NZ



We did a little interview while I was at Klim.




Lots more to follow on riding with new gear!


Now I am visiting my Step Son in Arizona, before heading back to Portland to repack and then fly out to NZ! ...... On the road !

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:01 AM   #4578
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Way to go Klim. I think Radioman would make an excellent tester for your gear.

That's some pricey gear, hope you can share the details of how the stuff holds up on your adventures. Especially interested on how it copmares to the other high end gear you have been using.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #4579
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Cool, Mark.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #4580
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Thanks

Now I need to save up for a whole new set of gear...
And a trip to Rigby.

I love it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #4581
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Its almost time for more pics
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:04 AM   #4582
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Mark, glad to see good things coming your way. I have always been impressed with your positive attitude, and your genuine caring for others. So continue to have fun and keep the Walter Mittys amongst us (me included) enthralled with your adventures. Ride safe, and see you at another Wet Fest sometime down the road.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:55 AM   #4583
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it will take awhile to come up with a list......



Let's see... two GPS, Radar detector, 2 point and Shoot cameras, two chargers for said cameras, Mac Laptop with all adapters for SD,CF,MicroSD etc, Mid size Camera with huge zoom, Camelback, Hot coffee, and of course a surge protected power strip.... oh yea IPhone + charger + USB Cable....... That might be all the basic electronics!

Might take some time to come up with all the camping equipment and goodies.

Loved Austins Scale photo. on my GS I weigh in at 1,000 LB as well! (that was my OBDR weight!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #4584
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(3:30) "Ask anybody that knows me, I have lots of gadgets on my bike...."

understatement :)
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #4585
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Love the jumping with joy pictures.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #4586
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So tell us more about the new ear plugs. Do they include audio?
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:36 AM   #4587
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I read in a magazine that Klim is now part of Polaris. Hope their stuff will become more readily available in stores to try on, as so far only Aerostich and few others are customizing riding gear for perfect fit.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #4588
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About the new GoPro Hero 3

Hi Radioman.
Thank you so much for taking us along this wonderful trip. I have been following it for quite some time now :)

I just noticed you are getting the new GoPro Hero3. This morning I was reading some Amazon reviews, and it seems people are not very happy with the camera. It might freeze, drain the battery, and not behave as expected. Please check the camera before you leave to NZ, we don't want to miss films of this other leg of the adventure!

All the best.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #4589
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Just saw your interview with Klim. Black Dog Cycle Works posted it on FB. Can't wait for more of your ride!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:30 AM   #4590
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I bought a new GoPro Hero3 Black Edition to use on a recent moto trip in Colombia, since I left my older GoPro with my bike in Chile. The new Hero3 performed flawlessly, although the battery life could use improvement. Battery life was not great in the previous version either. I brought along an extra battery to solve this issue. The only thing that gave be problems was I began shooting video in 1440p at 48fps. The results were spectacularly clear, but my MacBook AIr didn't have enough processing power to view the flies smoothly. I switched the camera to 1080p 30fps and it worked well.



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Hi Radioman.
Thank you so much for taking us along this wonderful trip. I have been following it for quite some time now :)

I just noticed you are getting the new GoPro Hero3. This morning I was reading some Amazon reviews, and it seems people are not very happy with the camera. It might freeze, drain the battery, and not behave as expected. Please check the camera before you leave to NZ, we don't want to miss films of this other leg of the adventure!

All the best.
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