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Spousal Unit and I use Sena radios for bike to bike commo. Contrary to what you may think, they reduce the likelihood of unpleasant and unwanted exchanges. We use them sparingly and often only for short and to the point transmissions. For example: "need gas", "break", "next exit", "next right" or "idiot". Without the radios once we were stopped there would be much longer, much more pointed and one way conversations in which it was made clear that one of us is, "an idiot for not knowing that we should have stopped 40 miles ago for a break, and why didn't you see me signaling for you to pull over and I've been running on fumes and slow the **** down, you idiot?!?!?!?" By the way, she is much more the Iron Butt then me.

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Spousal Unit and I use Sena radios for bike to bike commo. Contrary to what you may think, they reduce the likelihood of unpleasant and unwanted exchanges. We use them sparingly and often only for short and to the point transmissions. For example: "need gas", "break", "next exit", "next right" or "idiot". Without the radios once we were stopped there would be much longer, much more pointed and one way conversations in which it was made clear that one of us is, "an idiot for not knowing that we should have stopped 40 miles ago for a break, and why didn't you see me signaling for you to pull over and I've been running on fumes and slow the **** down, you idiot?!?!?!?" By the way, she is much more the Iron Butt then me.
I'll admit we tried and it didn't work out as well for me. She wants to talk too much, I mean , ALL THE TIME. So I told her it botherd me while riding and I stopped using it.
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We all need some alone time for sure. Terri does not go much of the time bit when she does we have convos just like we were in the car. We will talk continuously for a few hours sometimes.
Also when she is on the bike, or in the car for that matter, she is the chief navigator and research annalists. She is the one who finds places to eat, sleep, shop or whatever.
I am considering gluing a large pad of velcro to the upper back and shoulders of my jacket so she can stick her phone or tablet to it for a secure work space.
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We have an agreement about HER horses and MY motorcycles, it's worked fer 20 years.
We occasionally participate in the other's passion.
Together we van travel camp, rock climb, hike, and cross country ski.
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We all need some alone time for sure. Terri does not go much of the time bit when she does we have convos just like we were in the car. We will talk continuously for a few hours sometimes.
Also when she is on the bike, or in the car for that matter, she is the chief navigator and research annalists. She is the one who finds places to eat, sleep, shop or whatever.
I am considering gluing a large pad of velcro to the upper back and shoulders of my jacket so she can stick her phone or tablet to it for a secure work space.
That velcro idea is great, and if she wanted to catch a few winks, you could put some velcro on HER jacket too.
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Spousal Unit and I use Sena radios for bike to bike commo. Contrary to what you may think, they reduce the likelihood of unpleasant and unwanted exchanges. We use them sparingly and often only for short and to the point transmissions. For example: "need gas", "break", "next exit", "next right" or "idiot". Without the radios once we were stopped there would be much longer, much more pointed and one way conversations in which it was made clear that one of us is, "an idiot for not knowing that we should have stopped 40 miles ago for a break, and why didn't you see me signaling for you to pull over and I've been running on fumes and slow the **** down, you idiot?!?!?!?" By the way, she is much more the Iron Butt then me.
Ok Kevin, it wasn't till the last line did I realize that all the things said in "quotes" were YOU and not her! LOL

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My wife loves to ride with me especially when we go on multi state tours. we recently did a Lincoln themed tour where we started out from home, (Indy), went to the Thomas Lincoln homestead, then Springfield to the Lincoln home, tomb etc went to the southeast tip of Illinois, (Cave - In - Rock), took the ferry to KY ended up in Bardstown for some Kentucky bourbon. We talk a good bit and she is the official navigator since she has free hands. It's great as my ex and all my other significant others didn't care for bikes at all.
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We have had some hotsprings tours and multiple bakery tours. There are several of both between Montana and Fairbanks.
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My wife of 25 years does not ride, just not her thing. She has no problem with me making multiple trips every summer w/ friends. I stopped riding in the early 90's to help raise my children. started back up around 2006 and never looked back. Now I have passed the riding bug onto my sons (and skills) and now we ride together! The wife knows how much it means to me and is very supportive; it's my passion!!! 25 years of happy marriage and four bikes later, life couldn't be better.
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