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Midland BT NeXt Multi Rider Intercom System

Nicky Zarras | Managing Editor

bt_next_01 One of the key needs of a rider, especially in a group ride, is communications. Riders give updates to directions, state hazards, handle accidents or motorcycle problems in the group by hand signals. But that is not as accurate or timely as the spoken voice. If someone in the back of the “line” has a problem it could be a while until the leader can address that problem. That is why group leaders have a “chase” position rider with a communication headset so the leader can keep track of the group. On a normal ride it is a great way to handle normal communications like points of interest, needed rest stops, or hey there is an outlet store I want to check out. Yes I am married.

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Midland XTC 400 HD Wearable Video Camera

Nicky Zarras | Managing Editor

In the old days I used to use my old snap shot camera that had lower quality video and mounted it to a fabricated bracket on my VFR. It worked ok, but was not a platform that was steady or protected from the elements. One also had to go through the menu to set it up each time. With the advent of the adventure video cameras we now have the capability to place a camera wherever we wish and film not only in sunshine, but in rain and in underwater locations. On my scuba trips video cameras had to be in enormous and heavy mounts that were difficult to maneuver, especially in currents. Now adventure video/still cameras are small and easy to carry and use in all environments.

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