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Old 07-18-2011, 07:39 AM   #11131
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From your experiences, which Bluetooth system is best? I want to be able to use my phone, get voice commands from my GPS and play music.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:02 AM   #11132
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From your experiences, which Bluetooth system is best? I want to be able to use my phone, get voice commands from my GPS and play music.

Thoughts?
I had the Cardo Scala Rider Q2 but now I have the G4 (same as Q2 but has stereo Bluetooth).

Both work very well. I have a Zumo 665 with XM radio that comes over bluetooth to my G4. My iPhone connects to the Zumo and I can receive and make calls. It's nice to have on long rides.

However, sometimes electronics get on my nerves and I turn it all off.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #11133
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However, sometimes electronics get on my nerves and I turn it all off.
Yeah I ride to get away from it all. I don't need any of those stinking electronics getting in my way. Of course I have lots of voices in my head to keep me occupied.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:41 AM   #11134
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No affiliation, just an FYI...

The Harley Davidson dealer in Ashland took in a FULLY loaded F650GS in on trade and they are going to sell it to their wholesaler either today or tomorrow for $3999. This bike is LOADED with ABS, heated grips, PIAA's, Caribou bags, BMW topcase, engine guards, etc...

Had I not gotten mine recently, I would be on the way over there today.

http://www.richmondharley.com/new_vehicle_detail.asp?sid=09613611X7K18K2011J7I40 I43JAMQ1417R0&veh=24266&pov=2229067

Call "Crash" if you want it...550-9280
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Regarding the communications systems, after speaking with a few freinds and co-workers, the Scala G4 seems to be, by far, the favorite. Fortunatley with my job, when I am off, I am not needed or ever on call, but when you have two small children, you never have the luxury of "getting away from it all". Plus, I have been jamming my iPod for a while, wireless would be nice...
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:45 AM   #11135
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:43 PM   #11136
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:35 PM   #11137
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How many of yinz can remember your youngin's first birthday?







I wuz gonna come back last night, but since my sister & hubby,nephew and his wife, and my son-in-laws parents were going to be there late into the evening, I decided to stay the night and left around 4:00 a.m. to come back. Got back about 8:00 and said fook-kit; ain't going into work today and called in a personal day.

Took his first 6-7 steps without hanging on to something too. It was a really nice w/e.

Not that I needed it, but my GPS decided to take a $hit on the way up. Pi$$es me off. Guess we need to troubleshoot that sometime this week. Gonna need it up in VT in a couple of weeks.

In the grand scheme of things, I could get used to this.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #11138
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That's great Guy! Enjoy!

I just viewed that video of Chad Reid crashing, DAMN! That was scary! I cannot imagine how he didn't suffer any injuries.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #11139
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young professional in top physical condition....I would have broken my neck....or back....or something.....funny though, I've been watching GNCC and AMA racing and have the urge to ride offroad bad....its just fun
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:20 PM   #11140
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That's one cute grand kid!

I remember the first ones like it was yesterday. Now one's at "Mustang week" in Myrtle Beach and the other is in VA Beach for the week. Mom and dad are just sitting around the house getting older.......................or so they think.

BTW Guy I need your advice. Do you think I'll need my heated gear when I come to your garage warming party?
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:22 AM   #11141
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BTW Guy I need your advice. Do you think I'll need my heated gear when I come to your garage warming party?

Good one!
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:14 AM   #11142
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Good one!
Yeah, it was. But, Kevin (got your PM) has a point and I do need to get my collective together, pick a date, and just do it. I'll go through my activities calendar and make that decision here in the next couple of days.

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:28 AM   #11143
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freaking RT,

Check out this fine dining if you're down near Chatham sometime. Nothing fancy, just food made to order, with a smile.

A friend and I happened upon the place while making our (long) way back from NC yesterday. Stay long enough to chat with the locals, they like hearing what it's like outside their community there at Chalk Level.

B B's Place
125 Markham Road (just off Chalk Level Rd)
Gretna, VA 24557
Beautiful part of VA too.
cool, will check it out next time out that way
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:32 AM   #11144
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You can't take the normal route down this time of year. Better to head down on the inland side and come across Manteo. There are some pretty neat roads through the swamps.
have to take the back roads this time of year. check the map out and travel west of Dismal Swamp. still bad once you hit 158 though
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:37 AM   #11145
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Here's a link to "Hampton Roads Chatter" of our Smoke Hole, WV ride.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...18228&page=531
fun roads over there
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