gman0482 said:Hey everyone,
I am wondering how many of you put on earphones and listen to music while riding?
I was thinking about getting an MP3 player or an Ipod for when I do my solo rides, but everyone I talk to is advising against it.
+1. If you were riding a MTB on the trails it would probably be OK, but I wouldn't do it on an open road.64Paramount said:I would do it if I was riding a trainer indoors, but never outside. It's too dangerous, both for you and the other cyclists/peds you encounter.
alienator said:Why ruin a bike ride with music? One of the best parts of rides, for me, is the quiet solitude.
BicyclingGuitar said:My car has been out of commission for more than two years now, but when it was running I would rather have the radio off while driving. For me, there is music in road noise, the vibration of the engine, and if I'm lucky I can sometimes hear birds or other wildlife.
Bicycling however is another matter. If I try to ride WITHOUT playing guitar, not only is it more dangerous (I might fall over) but it is also physically more strenuous. Without the music from my guitar to distract me, I am aware of each pedal stroke and I am out of breath in a block or two. With the guitar, I can go for miles per song or songs per mile (depending on the terrain and my mood).
allways listen to radio when out you can keep volume down to a safe level ,i find it great to pass the time when on your own ...... and hey lets be carefull out theregman0482 said:Good points. It would be nice just on rides by myself, but I do need to hear and be aware of everything around me. I've seen alot of local team cyclists train by themselves and have them on. The trainer/gym bike sounds alot better to listen to music on.
hod65 said:allways listen to radio when out you can keep volume down to a safe level ,i find it great to pass the time when on your own ...... and hey lets be carefull out there
alienator said:Being careful is essential. That's one of several reasons why I don't listen to music when I'm riding.
JaredSanders said:i just have one earphone in, the right one, at a low volume. It seems to works for me, i can hear everything behind me....