BAGGERS,

Baggers - - LETTERS FROM THE ROAD - JAY H. GUNNISON, CO Hey, Jay, eat s—t. The end. —Jor­dan

Okay, you’ve lost me. Jor­dan writes in the Au­gust is­sue’s “Two Cents” col­umn: “Our fa­vorite part [of the ride to Stur­gis] is sim­ply just catch­ing up via Blue­tooth com­mu­ni­ca­tors while we ride dur­ing the day. It’s nice that tech­nol­ogy has come so far over the years where we can lit­er­ally talk for 10 to 12 hours a day when rid­ing with­out hav­ing to recharge our comms un­til we get to the ho­tel that night.”

The best part of the ride to Stur­gis is… the ride to Stur­gis! The best part of the ride to Stur­gis is not yakking via Blue­tooth for 10 to 12 hours! Get a life! When you start your bike for your trip this year, lose your watch, lose your cell phone, lose your lap­top, tablet, and video games. If the best part of the trip is the “comms,” you have lost what it means to be a rider. Maybe you never had it. Have you got an IBA patch? No need to send me any­more is­sues. If I need an off-sea­son rid­ing hit, I’ll pick up a copy of In The Wind. You don’t see pho­tos of Blue­tooth comms in their pictures.

Yikes!

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