f you were wearing a Cardo Packtalk Bold headset on Motorcyclist’s Alley Rally, you heard everything. Every exclamation, every grumble. You heard when Senior VP and Managing Director Andy Leisner, riding two-up, put a vast BMW touring bike into limp mode while summiting one of the steepest streets in Los Angeles. You heard Cycle World Senior Editor Justin Dawes talking a little modesty into his dog Gracie while she grinned wildly at sidewalk-bound pooches from the seat of a Ural sidecar. You heard anonymous expletives regarding the road surface—or lack thereof. And, probably, you heard my patter about my favorite street art and side streets in Los Angeles. About the portrait of Hugh Hefner holding a bunny on a Glendale Boulevard overpass, or the iconic Kent Twitchell portrait of Steve McQueen that adorns the entire back of a house in Pico-Union. You heard everything. And that’s new.