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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2010, 07:15:40 PM »


Top Notch!  What a fantastic trip and report.  Great pics too  Thumbsup.  

I have to admit, I'm a bit envious that your wife is willing to tour on the bike like that.  My wife and I love visiting the national parks, but we either take the car or I ride and she drives  Shrug.  




My wife is awesome!  She had no problem fitting everything she needed for 12 day tour in one saddlebag, plus she left enough space for a souvenir sweatshirt!

She has her endorsement, and she has a buell blast that she occasionally rides around town, but on tours, we both prefer to be on one bike.  It prevents us from camping, but the we really enjoy riding together.  The key for us has been to limit our one-day milage to no more than 500 and never more than 3 long days consecutively.

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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010, 12:52:41 AM »



Thanks!

The Google earth screen shots are really pretty easy.  Garmin Mapsource will link the route path directly into Google Earth.   Then, you can just fullscreen your Google Earth Window and hit your Print Screen key on the keyboard to copy a screen shot to the clipboard.  Open up Photoshop or any image editing progam, Paste, and save the screen shot as a new image.   Then you can post it just like any other photo.

The tough part is saving out Google Earth vidoe tours without paying $500 for the Pro version.  There is a way to do it, but my crappy onboard video card in this cheapo Dell Laptop can't handle it at any screen resolution above 320x240.....




Thanks for the info, I'll have to give it a try
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2010, 10:31:46 AM »

Nick,

Nice trip and report. My wife and I do a little 2 up touring every year, mostly in GA/TN/NC/VA/WV. We are planning on heading west next June.

Question, did you ever figure out what the issue was on the Starcom1 in regards to your wife's mike being open? I have the same issue. I contacted Tecstar and they said to replace her headset, which I did, which didn't correct the issue. Let me know if you figured it out.

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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2010, 07:06:10 PM »

Its never quite worked right.   Great at low speeds - but wind noise at high speed is a problem.  I can't get the vox adjustment and mic sensitivity to balance it out.

I assumed the problem was my lack of patience combined with our Cheap HJC helmets.   Maybe if we had Aria or top end shoei helmets, the ambient noise would be a lot lower inside the helmet, and especially under the chin bar area, and that might be the key.   Shrug

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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2010, 11:31:02 AM »

Nick,

I don't think it is the helmets. I contacted Tecstar and they responded to check the following settings:

1) Volume is set to 20%
2) Mic sensitivity set to 80% clockwise
3) balance set to midway.

I'll give these a whirl and see.

Kurt
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2010, 11:41:51 AM »

Nice report and pics!

I really enjoyed reading it.
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2010, 12:08:08 PM »

Great report, great pics!  I was in Yellowstone and Glacier in July, unfortunately not on 2 wheels.

I also did the "Hidden Lake Overlook" walk, but there was no boardwalk to be found in July:

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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2010, 01:48:55 PM »

Great pics.  Thanks for sharing.

I really like the Google Earth views - first time I've seen it - I didn't know you could zoom that far out.

I swear we saw that same herd of goats on the Hidden Lake trail.  They must hang out there & mooch off the tourists.

Wish I could talk my wife into a long 2-up trip.  You made it look easy.
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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2010, 09:50:07 AM »

Absolutely stunning pictures, videos and descriptions of it all!  Thanks for sharing it.
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2010, 07:52:20 PM »


Nick,

I don't think it is the helmets. I contacted Tecstar and they responded to check the following settings:

1) Volume is set to 20%
2) Mic sensitivity set to 80% clockwise
3) balance set to midway.

I'll give these a whirl and see.

Kurt


Thanks for the tip - I'll give that a try...  Thumbsup


Thanks for all the additional positive comments - it really was a Great Trip!
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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2010, 11:42:47 PM »

Looks like a great trip, thanks for putting the effort into a very well done report.
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