Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
12/12/18


Greetings Riders,


If you missed the newsletter last week about downloading Google Maps on your phone, Click Here to View. If for some reason the email does not make it to your inbox, you can always view it online at www.cyclerides.com.

As I mentioned in the newsletter last week, I will be scaling back the editorial part of the newsletter while things are a little slow this month, however, I will still have some tidbits and the upcoming events will still be listed below as usual.

Last week I gave you the tip on how to download maps onto your Google Maps on your phone to use while traveling in areas without cell service. This week I wanted to share a little tip on how I now take photos from my bike with my cell phone. I've had several cameras in the past that I have used for taking photos riding, but now our cell phones take as good or better photos than a point and shoot camera. So I am now exclusively using my Galaxy S9+ to take all of my photos on our trips. But as you probably know, unless you are a passenger, it is pretty hard to take a photo when riding if you have to push that little white button on the screen. I found a great solution for that and have taken a couple thousand photos this way.

Here is the tip:
W
hat I did was simply get a bluetooth remote control shutter button for my phone. It pairs instantly with your phone and will control the shutter button up to 30 feet away. Click Here to View. It is also good for those selfies when your arm is not long enough. What I do is put a piece of Velcro on the back of the shutter button and on the top of my throttle control right above the switches on the motorcycle. So when I am riding, I can hold my phone with my left hand and point it anywhere I want, then click the shutter button with my thumb while I am riding. Click Here for the installation on motorcycle. It is in the perfect position to click with your thumb while using the throttle.  In fact, most of the time I will just point the phone in the direction of what I want the photo of without looking and click the button. It usually always ends up really good and is an easy and safer way to take the shot.
You can also use the shutter button if you use a tripod and want to do a group shot. See on Amazon.

Another excellent option for you is to get a fold up tripod/selfie stick that comes with a shutter button already attached to it. This expands from 8 inches all the up to 40 inches. This is easy to store or carry and can come in handy if you are on a trip and want to be in one of those beautiful landscape shots.
I ordered mine off of Amazon. Here is the link.

I have used both of these with much success. Enjoy an easier way to take photos.
 

Hope these little tips come in handy for you sometime.

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Enjoy your week and
Please Ride Safe!
Barry


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This Week

Month of December
Chandler Harley-Davidson Winter Frenzy. Looking to end the year on a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Now is the time! Stop by Chandler Harley-Davidson to join us for our WINTER FRENZY on all New H-D Models for the month of December only. Stop by Chandler Harley-Davidson at 6895 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ. or call us 480-496-6800.

Friday - Sunday
December 14th - 16th
Desert Wind Harley-Davidson Christmas Cash Contest. Stop by Desert Wind Harley-Davidson from December 14th - 16th for a Chance to Win $10,000. Sponsored by The Husband and Wife Law Team and Desert Wind Harley-Davidson. Desert Wind HD is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.

Saturday, December 14th
Desert Wind Harley-Davidson Food Truck Friday. 10+ Food Trucks! Live Music! Fun for the Whole Family! All takes place on Friday, December 14th from 5:30PM - 9PM. Help feed hungry children in the East Valley. For every $100 spent at the food trucks, we pay to feed on child for the weekend! For more information visit www.foodtruckthreads.com. Desert Wind Harley-Davidson is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404. www.desertwind.com

Next Week

Saturday, December 22nd
Desert Wind Harley-Davidson Christmas Open House. This Christmas Open House celebration takes place on Saturday, December 22nd from 10am - 4pm. Join us for Cookies & Hot Chocolate Plus FREE Lunch served from 11am - 2pm. Pics with Santa and his Elves! FREE Gift Wrapping. Desert Wind HD is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404.


Extras

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to www.facebook.com/cycleridescom. Over 7000 LIKES! Take a look at all the new photos posted on the wall. If you are not on Facebook, you can still view the  page, but you will not be able to post. There will be a link there for you to sign up for Facebook if you are inclined. Click the LIKE button!

I don't know how they do it, but it is pretty cool to watch
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Video of the Week.
Are computers gender Men or Women? This will make you laugh. Click Here. Click on the Video of the Week graphic to view.
 
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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,

Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
www.cyclerides.com

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