I am running out of time so it is easier to just thank you all instead of replying to your individual comments. Tomorrow is just another work day and after work we are having a simple dinner. That's what I wanted. I am a simple person and I would rather eat at home instead of going to a fancy restaurant. Plus I still have a few things to do before I leave on Wednesday morning.
Richard knows that I am a horder of decals. Last year before Christmas I purchased a new modular helmet. My plan was to use this helmet for my trip this year
My whole riding career I have only worn half or 3/4 face helmets. I know they aren't as safe but I wear glasses and it was always a struggle to fit into a full face without destroying them. Plus they felt a bit claustrophobic. This year because of the great distances I have to travel I thought I should be a bit safer so I broke down and bought a Modular full face HJC with built-in sunshade
I like to keep things "as new" so today I nearly cried when I had to peel off the factory labels
There, it's nearly peeled off . I bought the model where you could install a BT: Bluetooth communicator, or so I thought but it is not designed to be used with the Sena, which I also bought around Christmas. I shared a dual-pack with Richard. I fiddled with it and mounted it on the outside of the helmet with the supplied steel bracket. I noticed from the Sena website that there was a new software upgrade for it which was just released. So I registered my serial number and got the update installed. I am now running with the new software but with no-one to talk to I haven't had any opportunities to use it yet, not even for music so I
can't tell you if it works better, or not.
I have never ridden with a full face helmet so tonight I put it on and went for a short ride to top up my gas tank. It hurts when you have to buy premium fuel which is just over $1.61 per litre (+US$6.09 / us gallon). This is why I decided to take the USA Route across the northern States. Boy, this helmet feels very hot inside even with the Vents open. I was sweating even though the air was cool.
So I have come to the end of the line. Tomorrow is my birthday dinner and the next morning I hop on my bike and head down the highway. I can hardly wait.
Click on my Spot2 link anytime to find my location as I ride East. If you are near my path and you have some time available, perhaps we can get together. It would relieve the boredom of being alone and having to talk to myself all day.