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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
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.
Last edited by SurlyLaika; 11-22-11 at 09:06 PM.
I can't hear anything over the incessant wind anyhow. I'm sure that is just about the 30th time I have posted that.
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.
Oh yea and what data junkie mentioned...
Originally Posted by Digital_Cowboy
Originally Posted by CraigB
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.
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.