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    Here's a courage device for those intimidated by traffic and noise

    Just got a pair of these Bose Accustic Noise Reducing Headphones.

    They really work great. I wore them on a recent trans-Pacific flight and it was like being in another world. All the white noise was gone and the music was so clear. I even wore them without the music on just to kill the noise.

    Anyway, it occurred to me that these are just the ticket for bicyclists who are intimidated by traffic and the frightening sound of motorists coming up from behind and zooming around you.

    Can't wait to try these babies in heavy traffic!

    Mike

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    That's the ticket. Tired of hearing cars coming up behind you?

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    you know, I always hate it when I can hear a moron coming up behind me. Besides scientists say that hearing is a good part of your balance, if you aren't able to hear your surroundings you won't be riding in a very straight line.

    Not to mention how the hell would you wear a helmet with those things? and another thing..unlike helmets, Boss does not offer a crash replacement policy on it's headphones.

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    Right. Have fun with that. Although I won't be at the funeral...
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    This is the only courage device I need:


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    is it April 1st again?
    Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szczuldo View Post
    you know, I always hate it when I can hear a moron coming up behind me. Besides scientists say that hearing is a good part of your balance, if you aren't able to hear your surroundings you won't be riding in a very straight line.

    Not to mention how the hell would you wear a helmet with those things? and another thing..unlike helmets, Boss does not offer a crash replacement policy on it's headphones.
    Good point about the helmet. As you pointed out, I could NOT wear the headphones and the helmet at the same time. I hadn't thought of that. Something had to give, so I tossed the helmet.

    Boy, these things really cut out the traffic noise! It is like bicycling in my own little world with cars just floating around me ~~waaave~~
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    death device right there


    you need all your senses operating at full capacity to be safe. having a computer chip
    decide what noise is droning background noise and canceling it out is extremely bad mojo
    on a bike.

    great for the office though....no good for death metal cagers
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    I can see them working well at home. We have a two year old....

    My choice would is not to wear any headphones / earphones whilst on a bike, nuff said.
    Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.

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    This could combine well with the iPhone! You could wear these and watch a music video on your iPhone - you'd just need the handlebar mount. That'd be pretty *****ing... surround sound + video + bike commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saving Hawaii View Post
    surround sound + video + bike commute.
    = accident
    Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.

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    Atta boy Mikey... that's quite a haul you've gotten already.


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    I like Mike's sarcasm (at least, I hope it is). Reminds me of some of the cruiser-riding sort (not to mention FG/SS) around here - in their own little world. Almost impossible to get their attention if you wished to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike View Post
    Just got a pair of these Bose Accustic Noise Reducing Headphones.

    They really work great. I wore them on a recent trans-Pacific flight and it was like being in another world. All the white noise was gone and the music was so clear. I even wore them without the music on just to kill the noise.

    Anyway, it occurred to me that these are just the ticket for bicyclists who are intimidated by traffic and the frightening sound of motorists coming up from behind and zooming around you.

    Can't wait to try these babies in heavy traffic!

    Get some of these too. Paste them on the foreheads and helmets of all the other members of the sanctimonius club.
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    I know you're trolling, but I never ride without these. In ear phones are much better at isolation than cancellation phones.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    oh , I'm just playing along. Should be clear from the April 1 comment earlier
    Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.

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    Does anyone agree with me here that wearing anything that restricts your hearing is one of the most dangerous things you can do for safety on a bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourteenbucks View Post
    Does anyone agree with me here that wearing anything that restricts your hearing is one of the most dangerous things you can do for safety on a bike?
    mmmmm nah. I don't think wearing headphones is one of the most dangerous things you can do on a bike. There are lots of other more dangerous things like riding with chopsticks in your nose or riding backwards or riding with your feet on the handlebars with one hand in the air like this girlie:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    I like Mike's sarcasm (at least, I hope it is). Reminds me of some of the cruiser-riding sort (not to mention FG/SS) around here - in their own little world.
    You forgot "riding contraflow" in their own little world after dark!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourteenbucks View Post
    Does anyone agree with me here that wearing anything that restricts your hearing is one of the most dangerous things you can do for safety on a bike?
    Nope, and because I have to deal with the collective noise of wind, bus brakes, bus engines, cops on Harleys, ricer Hondas, UPS trucks, sirens, jackhammers, and everything else, I want to know just how my sense of hearing will tell me about the hybrid Camry cab just over my left shoulder.

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    Might as well do some cid or e while you are out riding too! I can see it now, floating down the busy road, oblivious to all the traffic while watching your handlebars grow into evolving flowers and feeling like all the drivers out there love you and you love them, because, afterall we are all one, Right?

    errrrrrrrrrrr.... booom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike View Post
    Just got a pair of these Bose Accustic Noise Reducing Headphones.

    They really work great. I wore them on a recent trans-Pacific flight and it was like being in another world. All the white noise was gone and the music was so clear. I even wore them without the music on just to kill the noise.
    I've been using a pair of classic old Sony headphones but they've got that annoying coiled cord and the older, larger plug. These look a little lighter, do they have the small plug?

    I still use a helmet through, used a hack saw and pliers to make cutouts on either side and create a channel across the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Szczuldo View Post
    you know, I always hate it when I can hear a moron coming up behind me. Besides scientists say that hearing is a good part of your balance, if you aren't able to hear your surroundings you won't be riding in a very straight line.
    Ha, ha, ha. I was wondering why it's impossible for me to hold my line... not.

    Just because some of you can't walk and chew gum and the same time don't assume the rest of the world shares your icompetence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourteenbucks View Post
    Does anyone agree with me here that wearing anything that restricts your hearing is one of the most dangerous things you can do for safety on a bike?
    I reckon I could suggest 100 more dangerous things to do on a bike without even taking a breath.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szczuldo View Post
    Besides scientists say that hearing is a good part of your balance, if you aren't able to hear your surroundings you won't be riding in a very straight line.
    I think you may have misheard something there, and lost your balance.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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