And that's just what it is -- an option. Sometimes when you're riding with along with someone you just want to be into the ride and talking is a distraction. Other times, you want to be in near-continuous communication for a variety of reasons. And there are times when you want to shout "Watch out!" without taking either of your hands off the grips.Thanks for all the advice. I definitely will want to unplug and just ride. But I will want comm option, too.