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blair_dowling
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Rank: 50cc Rider

For safety I take a Garmin Inreach Mini. There’s an app you can get for your smartphone phone and the Garmin will connect with this app which will allow you to send text messages when you’re in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone coverage and there’s also an SOS button. If you’re in a real tricky area attach the to Garmin to your jacket somewhere so if you come off and land miles from your bike you can hit the SOS button and the Calvary will be on its way.

Recently you may have read the story about a rider dying at an event in the South Island somewhere I think it may have been a scramble of some sort. The guy who was first on the scene called in the chopper with one of these and wrote a really good article on how affective it was. When you hit the SOS button the Garmin automatically sends a text message to a couple of emergency contacts you’ve pro selected and the SOS itself goes to a contact centre in the states which coordinates with search and rescue New Zealand.