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05-27-2016 05:08 PM
edmKC
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Canada uses the chip on credit cards. Completely. Hotels, restaurants, gas! Because the chip readers aren't the same, you've really got to read the screens before pushing any buttons. They're slow too.
Hey now, do you mean the chip readers or Canadians????

(kidding)

Glad to hear you're home safe and sound and look forward to hearing you've started on Part II.
05-27-2016 04:06 PM
Wayfarer
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Canada uses the chip on credit cards. Completely. Hotels, restaurants, gas! Because the chip readers aren't the same, you've really got to read the screens before pushing any buttons. They're slow too.

Oh ok. All USA merchants were supposed to have those by Oct 2015 but most don't. Glad to hear it was cc chips you were referring to. I was afraid they had come up with traffic control chips that would electronically measure speed as you passed a reader 😳


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05-27-2016 01:05 PM
crownfire That looked like a heck of a ride. I enjoyed keeping up with your blog too. Thanks for taking us along with you.
05-27-2016 12:56 PM
austinetc
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I saw in one of your latest blogs a reference to "chip readers" of which you didn't seem to pleased with. I have gone back through other pages and can't find a description of what you were talking about.

What are these "chip readers" you refer to?
Canada uses the chip on credit cards. Completely. Hotels, restaurants, gas! Because the chip readers aren't the same, you've really got to read the screens before pushing any buttons. They're slow too.
05-27-2016 12:49 PM
Wayfarer I have really enjoyed reading your blog and your posts on here. I have told several people I know about your adventure. Not sure that I will ever get to do a trip this extravagant but I sure want to take a couple of weeks and head out with no firm plans other than seeing some country and doing some riding by myself.

I was on vacation last week and missed a few days of your blog. I saw in one of your latest blogs a reference to "chip readers" of which you didn't seem to pleased with. I have gone back through other pages and can't find a description of what you were talking about.

What are these "chip readers" you refer to?

Thanks and glad your trip was without major difficulty.
05-27-2016 11:22 AM
idaho_lone_rider
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One thing I learned from locals about the Deadhorse ride is that clogged air filters can become an issue. Seeing the layers of dust on trucks coming down from there certainly backs up the warning.
Thanks, that is good advice that I didn't consider. Will look into getting some pre-filters for the adventure bikes, they are like socks that can be removed as they get dirty, easier than trying to bring spare filters.
05-27-2016 11:02 AM
TwoIron Congratulations on completing your fantastic journey and thank you for your journal and pictures.
05-27-2016 10:30 AM
austinetc
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It was an awesome trip and glad we could enjoy it with you. I have added so many things that I want to see now. A lot of your alaska portion I will be doing next year, and then some. Going all the way north of Fairbanks to Deadhorse, but I will not be on the gold wing for that trip.
One thing I learned from locals about the Deadhorse ride is that clogged air filters can become an issue. Seeing the layers of dust on trucks coming down from there certainly backs up the warning.
05-27-2016 10:22 AM
idaho_lone_rider It was an awesome trip and glad we could enjoy it with you. I have added so many things that I want to see now. A lot of your alaska portion I will be doing next year, and then some. Going all the way north of Fairbanks to Deadhorse, but I will not be on the gold wing for that trip.

Looking forward to your part 2 to New England.
05-27-2016 10:14 AM
NREMTP What an incredibly epic adventure! I loved all the photos you posted and enjoyed your blogging very much. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us.
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