Gear & Gadgets
Now you can make and take calls, listen to FM radio or play your favorite digital music – all while riding calm and cool. Parrot SK4000 is a full-featured Bluetooth hands-free kit designed expressly for motorcycles. Completely wireless, it fits on your helmet and automatically links to a Bluetooth A2DPenabled cell phone in your pocket or saddlebags. Its built-in, rechargeable battery provides up to ten hours of use and recharges via a mini-USB jack. A 110-240 Volt AC/DC charger is included.
In his new book "Motorcycle Cancer?" author Randall Dale Chipkar of Canada explores the science behind the Electromagnectic energy given off by our motorcycles and its possible link to cancer.
Mr. Chipkar believes that helmets aren't enough for motorcyclists to protect themselves. "Unsuspecting riders are at risk for cancer development from electromagnetic radiation shooting up right between their legs." "It's a paradox that thousands of motorcycle riders participate in annual fundraiser rides for cancer awareness when the event itself may be
causing cancer," says Chipkar.
During the last week of September 2007, Joseph McPhatter, accompanied by two other riders was traveling inside the Baltimore beltway on Interstate 83 following the speed of traffic; he changed lanes only to be cut off by a driver who then hit the brakes. Joseph plowed into the back of the car and was ejected 100 feet in the air hitting the ground at an impact rate of 140 mph.An accident resulting in a motorcycle being cut off by a four wheeled driver is an all too familiar scenario for many of us. But Joseph had an extra safety feature that most of us don't have. He was wearing an airbag jacket which the Maryland State Troopers credit for saving his life. Because of the Impact Jacket, Joseph walked away with minor injuries- sore ribs/knees, bruised shoulders and a broken thumb socket.