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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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riding with music

I have been considering putting earbuds in my helmet for my MP3 player but have concerns on how much of a distraction it might have become. i normally only drive to where i need to be so havent bothered trying it but next weekend i have an hour and a half drive and wanna take my bike but it would be nice to have music considering roads round here are all pretty straight. Has anyone tried this and if so whats your honest opinion on riding with music
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Some like it, some don't. I'm in the latter category. The music coming from my pipes is much sweeter.




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I finally gave it a shot a few weeks ago when I broke down and bought an MP3 player. With the right earphones, it would be ok, but you need to keep the volume down to be able to hear horns/sirens/etc. I guess I'd say I opposed it till I tried it. Didn't lose any concentration whatsoever and could hear what was going on around me just as much as normal.

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I tried it twice and didn't like it, the music was too distracting.

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I tried it twice and didn't like it, the music was too distracting.
+1. I like to know what gear and speed I'm doing by engine sound and no earbuds are going to do the same job attenuating undesirable noise (like wind) like my earplugs. The last thing I need is a distraction when riding, given my history of distractions and riding.

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I personally like riding with music. i have my mp3 player plugged into my chatterbox.. I use to wear earbuds but then they start bothering your ears. It is much better than listening to the wind. I normally just use them on long rides or if i am going to be on the bike awhile. If ya think ya cant hear the surrondings then put one of them in and leave the other out. Best of both worlds. Different states have different laws on this. There is a website that shows all of them. I would check it!
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I've been riding a long time and love me some music. I have the Ipod playing all day long, but when it comes to riding, off it goes! I like to hear the vehicles around me. It's a preference thing; that's my preference.

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#39 To each his own but I won't do it.
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I wear mine all the time. My life is a soundtrack.

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#39 To each his own but I won't do it.
Meh. I don't wear noise-canceling headphones so I can hear pretty much everything that I'd normally hear over my pipes/wind noise/etc when I got music on. Plus I don't crank it.

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