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Old 07-19-04, 03:46 PM   #1
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Riding w/ Music?

does any body ride with head phones on or anything...im curious....as if anyone else does...i do...when i ride urban stuff...but not for trails...how about chall?
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Old 07-19-04, 04:02 PM   #2
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I used to. But to be honest I like to hear my bike, so I don't anymore.
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Hmm, well I don't on urban stuff. Can't hear cars that way. I also like to hear my fellow riders. I've tried riding with music. I just like yelling stuff at my friends that are up the trail.
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You ride with music in an urban setting? Good luck.
If anything it would be a lot safer lisetning to music on the trails rather than on the road.
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Never when I ride on the roads, but I do when I'm on the trails. But then again, I still don't play the music very high. I like to hear what's going on around me.

As a side note, I watched one episode of the Lance Chronicles, and Lance was talking about how isolated he felt training in the mountains (I believed it was in Spain?), and just before he took off for his ride, he put on earphones that were connected to his ipod.

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Old 07-19-04, 05:20 PM   #6
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full volume, but headphones are on the neck, so can hear music and surrounding
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on the country roads only, with one earphone on and the other free to hear everything else.
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I like damns idea. On the neck full blast. Just hope the cord doesn't get caught on stuff.
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Any distraction on a bike can potentially be a deadly distraction.
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I use generally have my ipod with me but if i use it i will only use one headphone
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Never listen to music when on the bike. With the stuff I ride, one can get seriously injured or killed due to lack of attention.
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Oakley is prototyping a sunglass design with an integrated MP3 player.

Problem is it might be restricted to only playing Sheryl Crow songs.
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Old 07-19-04, 11:43 PM   #13
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Wow there's only about a hundred threads on the same subject
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Well aren't you charming?

Anyways, I dont bring my MP3 player along with me in fear of crashing and breaking something that expensive. About the "getting the wires caught on stuff" part, all you do is put the MP3 player wherever then pull the headphones up through your shirt/jacket/whatever then put them on that way the cord is inside you clothing and pretty darn safe.
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like 2 weeks ago we were cycling thru the neighborhood with 3 of my friend.. one of them took some cheapo stereo and duct taped it to the frame

that was fun until he fell and broke the stereo
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Those Oakleys are going for about $400, from what I remember when I read the announcement in the business section of the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday. Definitely not worth it when you can get the glasses and the ipod separately for less!

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Well aren't you charming?

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Well if you newbies would do a search once in a while. Look at the top of the screen right under the Bike Forums logo, the line reads from left to right. Logout - Mark All Forums Read - Calendar - Members List - Search The Forums - View New Posts
See whats listed second from the end there? Oh wow it says "Search The Forums"! Gee whiz it's amazing what you find when you look before posting
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Old 07-20-04, 01:50 PM   #18
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Well if you newbies would do a search once in a while. Look at the top of the screen right under the Bike Forums logo, the line reads from left to right. Logout - Mark All Forums Read - Calendar - Members List - Search The Forums - View New Posts
See whats listed second from the end there? Oh wow it says "Search The Forums"! Gee whiz it's amazing what you find when you look before posting
Raiyn I love you man, but what's the big deal. So they started the discussion over, don't read it if you don't want to rehash it. Don't get all forum snobby... Think of how many times you've had the same discussion over and over with your friends... For example, my buddies and i have had the oral v. missionary debate at least a hundred times.

That might get censored....AWAY......

Oh and i ride with my ipod when i commute downtown...Too much ambient noise for me to hear individual cars anyway. Its not a distraction, but more a driving force. Something's gotta get me to go to work.

Here's the current "riding" playlist on my ipod -- hope it doesn't get the thread moved to the music section...
dry the rain -- beta band
why you'd want to live here -- death cab for cutie
The new Year -- death cab
Sinnerman -- Nena Simone
Made You Look -- Nas
Natural Anthem -- The Postal Service
Om Nia Merican -- Saul Williams
Bloodletting -- Saul Williams
99 Problems -- Jay-Z (Grey album version)
Dirt off Your Shoulder -- Jay-Z (Grey Album Version)
Two Words -- Kanye West
This is the Dream of Evan and Chan -- Dntel/The Postal Service
Son Et Lumiere -- The Mars Volta
Intertiatic E.S.P. -- The Mars Volta
Tornado -- Damien Jurado
Myxomatosis -- Radiohead
Always -- Rilo Kiley
Coming of Age (Da Sequel) -- Jay-Z
Vindicated -- Dashboard Confessional (Spidey 2 Soundtrack)
Cinnamon -- The Long Winters
Float On -- Modest Mouse
Faster Gun -- The Wrens
Hyper-Ballad -- Bjork
Hi-Speed Soul -- Nada Surf
Hysteria -- Muse
March of the Pigs -- NIN
B.O.B -- Outkast
Minneapolis -- That Dog
Ana Ng -- TMBG
Heavy Metal Drummer -- Wilco
idioteque -- radiohead
Girl Anachronism -- The Dresden Dolls
**** and Run -- Liz Phair

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Oakley is prototyping a sunglass design with an integrated MP3 player.

Problem is it might be restricted to only playing Sheryl Crow songs.
Good One! LMAO!
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Those Oakleys are going for about $400, from what I remember when I read the announcement in the business section of the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday. Definitely not worth it when you can get the glasses and the ipod separately for less!
$400? But wait... these are Oakleys! So that's a pretty good deal... only $100 for an mp3 player.

Personally speaking, I would just as soon have them ditch the mp3 player and integrate a nice full featured FRS radio with a wireless miniature mic I could clip to the chinstrap of my helmet. That to me would be much more useful.
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Music works for me on the trails, but on the roadie, I don't do music anymore.
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We have hundreds of threads on the same topic going on all over the forum. Kindly refrain from chastising the forum members in a thread. If you have a problem, report the thread to the moderators.

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on the country roads only, with one earphone on and the other free to hear everything else.
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Same here, but I think I might get one of these.
Not available til next month. Has a radio and a simple bike computer.
Too bad they don't have another level higher up, with HR monitor, more sophisticated bike computer with cadence alarms etc and an MP3 player..

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Gee... now I can roll up to those women on the bike paths and say, "pheeph-tee vats pur channel, baybeecakes!" Or am I the only one who remembers that commercial?
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i have my mp3 player duct taped to the top of my helmet and my headphones wired through the holes. full blast. project 86.
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