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    Do you listen to music when you ride?

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    Last edited by ddac; 02-01-09 at 01:08 PM.

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    yes.
    bose earbuds.

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    yes... the crappy apple earbuds atm... one day shure

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    Sometimes at night, but during the daytime i rely on hearing too much if a car is approaching from behind (on busy roads of course). When going up hills i usually get a little song or jingle or string of nonsense i made up looping through my head.

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    Yes. I have a Creative Zen Stone Plus 2GB. I use the included earbud things, the left one of which has broken (cable snappage) but that's fine, as I only use the right bud anyway.

    It has radio and MP3 abilities, which is kickass as I enjoy listening to the radio at times.

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    Ah, that's a good idea. One earbud.

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    Denon in-ear

    It's very pleasant.

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    I ride with a boombox on my shoulder.

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    Behind the neck. They stay on well and don't get in the way of my helmet at all. Plus they help keep my ears warm in the cold.

    Ear bud people, I don't know the truth of this because i can't use ear buds, but i've read in many places that only wearing one messes with your hearing more than just keeping both on but at a low volume. I'm not sure why, or if its true, but figured i'd let some people know.

    -Dan

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    I use something like this (I've found generic versions for as little as $5 locally):
    http://portables.about.com/b/2005/06...e-from-fid.htm

    Very simple device, built in speaker, etc, secured on the handlebars of my road bike. I like to have something to listen to, but don't think headphones/earbuds are safe/responsible on a bike.

    Some people I ride with just listen to running/exercise podcasts, to give them a cadence. (PodRunner on iTunes, for example)

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    Not usually, I rely alot on my ears to find cars. Yet, when I do, its with crappy skullcandies, don't ever buy them.

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    I used to in the city but had way too many close calls with traffic to want to continue. Hell, I raced an alleycat with earbuds in both ears... not recommended at all.

    On long solo rides on country roads, music is nice to keep company, but my iPod broke awhile ago so I listen to the sounds of silence or whatever song is stuck in my head instead. All in all, I'd go back to music on rural road rides but never again in the city...

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    I used to until I lost my iPod...but that's another story.

    I actually took the earbuds and tie strapped (small tie) to the adjustable helmet band, then coiled the remaining wire around one of the moldings in the back. I then attached the iPod to the back of the adjustable band.

    With the buds tie strapped, I pointed the buds down towards my ear. You don't get all the bass as if they are in your ear, but you get to hear music and all the other critical noises around you. Also, you don't have to worry about where you ear buds are, they are always on the helmet. Just need another pair if you want to hear music without a helmet....

    ...although, wearing a helmet indoors like a library while wearing a helmet can have advantages....
    if I can remember, I will take a picture and post it. I haven't had any problems in Sausalito yet...knock on wood....

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    riding on the street listening to music is a truly terrible personal choice in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    riding on the street listening to music is a truly terrible personal choice in my opinion.
    You had to go there? The poll asks nothing about that so if you have a problem with the topic at hand please open your own thread and discuss it with people who want to do so.

    I use the ear buds that hold on to the whole ear as mentioned already, my ears can't hold the stock Ipod ear buds cause they fall out too easy.

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    yes ear buds and my ipod shuffle

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    yes, i use skullcandy headphones that go around your head and have just the simple phones, they are easy to move quick and you can still hear everything around you. they're also loud as ****, best headphones ever.

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    I use the crappy stock apple headphones and only use a bud in my right ear so I can still hear cars with my left ear. Makes sense

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    sometimes while on the bike path near here

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    one ear bud in right ear use creativelabs ear buds come with extra ear insert things stays put even in most rigorous conditions

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    Skull Cany Inkd headphones


    with Insignia Sport 4gb mp3/video player.



    I would recomend the headphones,but not the player.
    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...RVDGNYp-tthdQY How do hotdogs survive in the wild with no eyes or legs??

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    I traded some books for these brilliant little rubbery in-ear Sennheisers with a friend. They're really amazing. They stay in, have great sound, and block out all other sound; making me more prone to get run over by an 18-wheeler or at least ignorant of 12-year olds yelling "do a skid, you hipster loser!" FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
    Skull Cany Inkd headphones


    with Insignia Sport 4gb mp3/video player.



    I would recomend the headphones,but not the player.
    lol, Flyleaf

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    Thats not a pic of my player,justa stock photo.

    But yeah,Flyleaf does suck.
    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...RVDGNYp-tthdQY How do hotdogs survive in the wild with no eyes or legs??

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    i just got some skull candy in-ear headphones, my sony high performance headphones got cought in my hub
    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    in all fairness... one of those threads is actually about kitties.

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