and its not in the police reports.....
TOWN OF POLK - Virtual friendships had an opportunity to become real at the 35th annual BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Rally at Washington County Fair Park.
They may have needed an extra satellite to support all of the electronic gadgetry packed in saddlebags and sidecars, but at least the neighboring hospital didn‘«÷t file any reports of electrical interference.
A room off the pavilion‘«÷s main entrance was labeled "Cyber Caf?ģ " and a charging station table inside was littered with cell phones, cameras, iPods and MP3 players, computer batteries and global positioning system modules - enough to stock a Best Buy.
"BMW riders are gadget people," said Mark Krause, a volunteer who manned the charging station. "Their bikes are on the leading edge of technology; they were the first bikes with (anti-lock braking systems). It makes sense their riders would be the first ones to buy iPhones."
Calvin Miller of Abingdon, Va. is traveling light - with his cell phone, iPod, digital camera and GPS.
He also brought along his laptop.
"It‘«÷s a good way to communicate with my wife," he said.
Nuri Wernick and her husband Michael had bike-to-bike communicators installed on their cycles at the rally.