Old 11-04-04, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
I'm realizing that the stress from 4 lanes of cars wizing by at 40mph is mostly just the noise alone. There's about a 5mil section of road that's most annoying an the alternative is to go several miles of of the way on a pot-hole ridden road.

Anyone know of a helmet that blocks the car noise yet vents somewhat for winter?? Motocycle helmet is probably too heavy.
I ride a 4mi stretch on my commute with a 7 lane road (3 each way and a middle suicide lane). Speed limit is 45-50mph, cars generally go up to 55-60mph and during rush hour there is constant traffic at that speed.

I note this as I have never had a problem with the noise, if anything it is comforting in the sense that I can tell if there is a big truck, school bus or jacked up 4WD vehicle with off road tires on it.

Are you sure it is the noise that is the stress factor?

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