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Old 11-22-11, 09:47 PM   #51
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Old 11-22-11, 10:01 PM   #52
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I almost always use an iPod when I'm commuting. I know you're not supposed to, but eh, I'm a pretty good defensive rider and I keep the volume low enough to hear my chain spinning.

I should add that iPod ear buds don't cancel noise very well. and riding like you're deaf is an awesome policy.

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Old 11-22-11, 10:42 PM   #53
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I can't hear anything over the incessant wind anyhow. I'm sure that is just about the 30th time I have posted that.
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Old 11-22-11, 10:45 PM   #54
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I don't wear headphones because I like the sounds around me. But I don't see the safety factor. What am I going to do jump off my bike everytime I hear a car vrooming behind me? You'd have to have the volume pretty damn loud not to hear sirens, bells, etc.

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Old 11-23-11, 07:09 AM   #55
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I don't tell people what to do. But since you solicited opinions, I'll say that for myself, I would never, ever consider using anything on a bike that would or could impede the flow of information regarding my surroundings, regardless of whether I'm on a road or a MUP. Things happen way too fast and the consequences are way too severe.
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And questions of safety aside, when I cycle, I do so to enjoy cycling. When I listen to music, I sit down and just listen to music. They're both worthy of my undivided attention; I get more out of them that way.
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Old 11-23-11, 07:49 AM   #56
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I do use my ipod whilst cycling, but keep the volumes at a level where I can still hear what's going on around me, I find it also helps me to be able to hear the bell on my bike when asking pedestrians to make way.
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I use this in my right ear. http://www.scansound.com/index.php/e...-earphone.html
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