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Old 07-21-21, 10:39 AM
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Don't be that guy...

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Old 07-21-21, 11:42 AM
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Sup Larry! Cheez!!
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Old 07-21-21, 11:46 AM
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Missed the State on the truck's plate.

These kinds of people are almost always quite easy to ride away from.
Unless it is a e-dude bike.
E-dude bikes with music, with tires wide enough for 20psi, with no lycra - have never invaded my peloton.




clear your bars..... and your Mind will follow.
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Old 07-21-21, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Missed the State on the truck's plate.

These kinds of people are almost always quite easy to ride away from.
Unless it is a e-dude bike.
E-dude bikes with music, with tires wide enough for 20psi, with no lycra - have never invaded my peloton.




clear your bars..... and your Mind will follow.
Hey I slightly represent that remark but I am generally only playing music when commuting and generally not commuting on bike paths and I am far away from people pretty quick if I encounter them which isn't that often especially at the times I ride. When I am riding my regular bikes I tend to avoid blasting music.
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Old 07-21-21, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
How about straight from my iPhone? Just kidding, got to keep both ears on my surroundings.
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Old 07-21-21, 10:01 PM
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I'd be totally okay with it if it were this...

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Old 07-21-21, 10:09 PM
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So, is the problem with the tunes or the guy screaming continually?
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Old 07-21-21, 11:39 PM
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Couldn’t handle more than 10 seconds and had to shut it off. Argh
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Old 07-22-21, 04:07 PM
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Reminds me of a story my grandpa told about working as a logger in the Pacific Northwest. New guy shows up with a transistor radio, turns it on full blast, and sets it on a stump. Old time logger takes a look, fires up his saw and drops a 40 foot Douglas Fir right on the radio.
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Old 07-22-21, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MarcusT View Post
So, is the problem with the tunes or the guy screaming continually?
Both, I'd say. Sure, the screaming was over the top, but I've been on rides when people had bluetooth speakers running, and it was a bit annoying. I didn't stay near them for long. If you must listen to music, use headphones.
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Old 07-22-21, 06:03 PM
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Old 07-22-21, 06:26 PM
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There's a guy who does some of the local go-fast roadie group rides who has music playing from his phone in his jersey pocket. It's kind of odd. Last time, however, he was playing some reggae. I kind of enjoyed it for a moment.
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Old 07-22-21, 06:41 PM
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I'm not a fan open of radios when riding. I always ride with music, but it's with my Aftershokz headphones.

These new modern day Bluetooth radios pale in comparison to the Boomboxes of yesteryear. Boomboxes had style, pizzazz and shtick. They made a statement about the person. They were also really F'n LOUD!!

These Bluetooth radios today are lame...and I have one too. It's the portable-rechargable "stereo" in my little British Sports car. I love it, but it has no soul.

This was the real deal:


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Old 07-22-21, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
I'm not a fan open of radios when riding. I always ride with music, but it's with my Aftershokz headphones.

These new modern day Bluetooth radios pale in comparison to the Boomboxes of yesteryear. Boomboxes had style, pizzazz and shtick. They made a statement about the person. They were also really F'n LOUD!!

These Bluetooth radios today are lame...and I have one too. It's the portable-rechargable "stereo" in my little British Sports car. I love it, but it has no soul.

This was the real deal:

https://youtu.be/e84hf5aUmNA
Tina Weymouth and Grand Master Flash.


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Old 07-22-21, 07:58 PM
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Old 07-22-21, 08:25 PM
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Anyone annoyed by those hubs that sound like an entire swarm of angry murder hornets?
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Old 07-24-21, 09:55 AM
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Oh no! I just got one!
I am still adapting though. I have to wear ear plugs if it's windy out, or if I am riding. So I may as well wear head phones.
but if I am going slow and there's no wind, a speaker seams like it would be ok, as along as I am by myself there no bad words, in case I come across someone.
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Old 07-24-21, 10:26 AM
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Old 07-24-21, 02:13 PM
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Oh no! I just got one!
I am still adapting though. I have to wear ear plugs if it's windy out, or if I am riding. So I may as well wear head phones.
but if I am going slow and there's no wind, a speaker seams like it would be ok, as along as I am by myself there no bad words, in case I come across someone.
You wear headphones when riding a bike?
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Old 07-24-21, 04:54 PM
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I'm usually riding too early in the morning to cross paths with these guys. However, during the downhill ski season there are always several of these guys on the slopes blasting some foul flavor of audio tripe. I wish that the ski hill where I go would disallow them.
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Old 07-25-21, 05:38 AM
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You wear headphones when riding a bike?
Well, I think ear buds may be the better description.
Mine are old school, a necklace with wires because I can't get the hang of those odd looking wireless buds with no buttons I can feel to turn them off.
Like I said, I have to have something in my ears anyway, so it may as well play music. I ride on the paved roads much, only to get to the dirt ones, and I don't play music when riding on a paved road.
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Old 07-25-21, 06:39 AM
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Saw "that guy" on the mup yesterday. Problem was, I'd pass him and get far enough past that I wouldn't hear his "music". But his pace was just perfect that if I stopped for a drink that he'd be there, and I'd have to take off at a quick pace to pass and get far enough for peace and quiet again. Guess that's one way to make me do intervals!!
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Old 07-26-21, 01:55 AM
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I'm lucky to have never seen this guy.
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Old 07-26-21, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
Saw "that guy" on the mup yesterday. Problem was, I'd pass him and get far enough past that I wouldn't hear his "music". But his pace was just perfect that if I stopped for a drink that he'd be there, and I'd have to take off at a quick pace to pass and get far enough for peace and quiet again. Guess that's one way to make me do intervals!!
There was a recent thread on (not) stopping to drink. Might want to check it out.
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