Wow, an epic motocamping trip this Memorial Day weekend! Although it was a quick trip, it couldn’t have been better!
Beyond thankful to have been able to ride so many miles this weekend! While it seems like most of the world has fallen into COVID despair, we have been fortunate to get out, enjoy the beautiful weather, and share lots of smiles (all while social distancing).
When you know it's going to be a beautiful Saturday, and have zero commitments, you plan a nice long ride - I figured it was finally time to give my Indiana guy a full tour of Long Island. Since we spend so much time riding east, I decided it was time to head west. Using what seems to be a great motorcycle app - Scenic - I put together a 200 mile ride with lots of twists and turns, and gorgeous water views. Has anyone used that app? If not, what navigation app do you use?
So I’ve finally decided to jump into the Go-Pro world thanks to a certain Ducati rider - yes, I know, about sixteen years late. We have an epic road trip planned at the end of May so we’ve started to experiment and “play” with a Hero 5 Session and a Hero 8 Black. We’ve recently taken a bunch of raw footage from a few local rides here on the North Fork, and some beach drives in the Jeep with the pups. The footage looks great using both a fork mount and a helmet chin mount. I haven’t yet started to edit, but I’m looking forward to working with the footage to make a montage and see what I can do. Let me know if you have any suggestions, editing tips, software recommendations, etc. While I’m not an expert at technology in any sense, I’m looking for something with a lot of creative capabilities but that’s still relatively user-friendly. Would love to hear your thoughts and/experiences using the Go-Pro! (Believe me, the Ducati-rider has done extensive YouTube research, I just wanted to reach out to this motorcycle community)
Best present of the season (other than my brother surviving a car accident on Christmas Eve – yes, God is good!) The Cardo Packtalk Slim – helmet communication device. Never having any type of communication device beyond a cell phone with wireless headphones that fell to the ground every time I took off my helmet, THIS feels completely surreal! I can finally listen to music, talk to fellow riders, communicate with Siri, and control the device-all with my voice!
(No more texting and riding! Safety first – New Year’s Resolution)