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Old 06-12-05, 04:20 PM   #1
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I Love This New IPod!

I typically like listening to music while I ride and I had been using a portable CD player for awhile and needed a change. Taking one CD with me on my ride and listening to those same 10-12 songs throughout my ride got rather boring. I went to the mall the other day and bought a Apple IPod Mini capable of holding 1,000 songs. I currently have 658 songs stored onto my IPod with a wrist band for biking. It makes life a heck of a lot easier. No more skipping and I have more of a selection fo rmusic .
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Old 06-12-05, 04:25 PM   #2
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and you can't hear that car plowing into you
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Old 06-12-05, 04:38 PM   #3
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Thats the best part!
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Old 06-12-05, 04:54 PM   #4
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yes... i always prefer to hear the car plowing into me. that way i know how loud to scream in order to be heard over the tire squeal.
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Old 06-12-05, 05:21 PM   #5
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I used to wear headphones, then I had a few close calls, so I stopped.
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Old 06-12-05, 06:04 PM   #6
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I've used headphones a few times and have had no problem...I read generally in areas with wide shoulders hense giving me enough room between myself and the riders to ride at ease...If i do come to a busy area of town/city I will turn it down enough to hear the music and traffic around me.
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Old 06-12-05, 07:06 PM   #7
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My science teacher from alst year (I ride with him, he rides cat 4 or 3 dont remember) he rides wtih his ipod in one ear. I personally would space and well you know the rest.
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Old 06-12-05, 07:20 PM   #8
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I won't use one on a bike ride, but I love my Dell DJ. 5196 songs at my finger tips. They are great.
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Old 06-12-05, 08:16 PM   #9
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What sound does a car make when it's about to plow into you? And what can you do about it at that point, anyway?
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I use music on the paths only. And even then, it's still very low. On the streets, though? Nah!

I am thinking about getting the ipod shuffle. I already have one ipod, though, and it gets zero use. Hmmmmmm... maybe I should just use that one...

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Old 06-12-05, 08:56 PM   #11
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Paths are actually the worse place to use music. Full of bladers, runners, jogger, joggers with dogs and other miscellaneous crap.

I've always hated, warning someone that we're trying to pass, with a bell or shouting or what not and they can't hear jack with headphones on. Similarily I tried warning a roadie coming my way on a path that there was glass up ahead. Did he notice? Nope. Why? Headphones.

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Old 06-12-05, 09:29 PM   #12
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ametuers lol
~20k songs on my 40 gig zen xtra
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Old 06-13-05, 05:28 AM   #13
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I don't ride very often with headphones during the day when there's heavy traffic... Normally I ride with music on the way home at 4am when traffic is virtually zilch.
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Old 06-13-05, 08:59 AM   #14
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If a car plowed into a mtb rider in the forest, and both the driver and the rider were instantly killed, would it make any noise at all?
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ametuers lol
~20k songs on my 40 gig zen xtra
Man, if you're going to gloat successfully, you HAVE to be able to spell it right. Otherwise, it's just sad.

Sounds like a lot of songs, though. How long goes it take to go through the whole list?
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Old 06-13-05, 10:49 AM   #16
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20k songs in 40 gigs? What're they at, 96kb mono?
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Old 06-13-05, 11:33 AM   #17
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20k songs in 40 gigs? What're they at, 96kb mono?

The must be, I have 5984 songs in 29.8GB
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I'm reminded of an old Steve Martin stand-up routine in which he said he had a googlephonic stereo.
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I don't ride very often with headphones during the day when there's heavy traffic... Normally I ride with music on the way home at 4am when traffic is virtually zilch.
i wish traffic around here at 4pm was zilch

edit/ he then reads on and realized that he is a numskull because that says 4am edit/
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I use music on the paths only. And even then, it's still very low. On the streets, though? Nah!

I am thinking about getting the ipod shuffle. I already have one ipod, though, and it gets zero use. Hmmmmmm... maybe I should just use that one...

Forget I said anything!

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How about you get that shuffle, and send that ipod that is collecting dust to me! Ill even be nice and pay shipping
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2MB per song? At a average of 3mins each... that's about 96kpbs!
How can you listen to such highly compressed "song"
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