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    None. I love the sound of tires rolling over dirt, the sound of my breathing on a climb, the chirping of birds, etc.

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    I've tried it once but I didn't enjoy it too much. I'd much rather listen to the woods and my tires railing a corner but that's just me. Plus like others have stated, It's tough to listen to people wanting to pass or yell for help when you've got your pump up music blasting in your ears.

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    Im another, music is for everywhere but the trails.... use you wits, listen to the trails, ride your bike and hear who is coming ahead. You are endangering yourself and more important other people ! Dont use earphones while riding a bike.
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    I like music, but I don't need or want it to be constantly blasting at me. Silence can be a good thing.

    To each their own though.

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    just on the way to the trail via bike or car, my go to track is Morning Sun by The Beautiful Girls. it never fails to get me in flow mode.
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    No music for me, I think is not safe!!!

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    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    Come to Daddy by Aphex Twin for solo night riding.
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    I listened to Pandora one time on a solo ride and played it through my Jawbone Jambox.
    I had it tuned to my Avett Brothers station.
    It was nice but I still find it better to leave the radio off and just enjoy nature.
    The bike is my opportunity to get away from motorized vehicles and electronics.
    I still take my phone with me in case their is an emergency but I even put it on airplane mode these days so the calls and texts won't bother me.

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    put on 'RANDOM' - sorry, lame post but need to increase count to post new topic

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    If I'm riding during a low-traffic time on a sparsely populated trail, I'll dig on some tunes.

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    God Is An Astronaut
    EITS
    a good Digweed mix
    Mark Farina Mushroom Jazz (any of the seven, they're all great)
    The Orb

    There's so many...

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by gearwhine View Post
    I really don't mean to be "that guy", but I have never understood riding with headphones.

    It has nothing to do with hearing nature, being a spiritual experience (as some feel), or anything of that sort...but it has to do with safety of you and others. Can you hear people that want to pass? Can you hear someone yelling for help if they went off the trail and are hurt? Things of that sort. I have, personally, run into many problems with riders (and runners) with headphones.

    I'm not telling people to not use them...do what you want. I just ask that if you do have headphones on...please don't phase out into your own world. Try to be even more attentive than you usually are.
    +1 on that. I don't know how many times I come up on a rider or jogger & yelled "on your left!" with no response until I'm right next to them and see that they are off in another world with ear phones in . Then they are surprised and annoyed when you pass them.
    I guess to each his own, but when I'm riding I'm perfectly happy with nature sounds, my thoughts, and the sound of my hub. I don't feel that I have to add the distraction of music.
    Now, if I'm in the garage on the turbo trainer that's a different story. The louder the better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bridger View Post
    +1 on that. I don't know how many times I come up on a rider or jogger & yelled "on your left!" with no response until I'm right next to them and see that they are off in another world with ear phones in . Then they are surprised and annoyed when you pass them.
    I guess to each his own, but when I'm riding I'm perfectly happy with nature sounds, my thoughts, and the sound of my hub. I don't feel that I have to add the distraction of music.
    Now, if I'm in the garage on the turbo trainer that's a different story. The louder the better!

    I use these:
    AfterShokz Sportz M2 Open Ear Bone Conduction Sport Headphones. The Ultimate Sport Headphone that connects to most smart phones, including the iPhone.

    I get my music and can hear everything around me at the same time. Great when you can also hear traffic while cycling to/from the trail.

    -S
    Last edited by shibiwan; 11-18-2012 at 07:28 PM.

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    Killer Mike. I know you said no RAP but maybe you just need to listen to the good stuff. No radio crap. Killer Mike - That's Life Pt. 2 (Prod. By Smiff & Cash) - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by govertime View Post
    put on 'RANDOM' - sorry, lame post but need to increase count to post new topic
    Thanks for nothing? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by govertime View Post
    put on 'RANDOM' - sorry, lame post but need to increase count to post new topic
    Theres a TEST forum for people to spam their first 10 posts.

    Surely it not that hard to go look at some bike porn on here and tell people that their bike looks good.... thats the acceptable way to add nothing to the topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bridger View Post
    +1 on that. I don't know how many times I come up on a rider or jogger & yelled "on your left!" with no response until I'm right next to them and see that they are off in another world with ear phones in . Then they are surprised and annoyed when you pass them.
    I guess to each his own, but when I'm riding I'm perfectly happy with nature sounds, my thoughts, and the sound of my hub. I don't feel that I have to add the distraction of music.
    Now, if I'm in the garage on the turbo trainer that's a different story. The louder the better!
    Agree

    Of course if they are in another world because they have their headphones in and get startled, then it is their own fault. However, it is annoying as hell to the person who wants to pass them and can't because they can't hear to get out of the way when you are politely trying to pass.




    Quote Originally Posted by shibiwan View Post
    I use these:
    AfterShokz Sportz M2 Open Ear Bone Conduction Sport Headphones. The Ultimate Sport Headphone that connects to most smart phones, including the iPhone.

    I get my music and can hear everything around me at the same time. Great when you can also hear traffic while cycling to/from the trail.

    -S
    That is better than the majority of people who use noise cancelling headphones but I would guess some things are still missed.(Not that I am criticizing the way you ride.)



    Quote Originally Posted by govertime View Post
    put on 'RANDOM' - sorry, lame post but need to increase count to post new topic
    Great, you have been a member now for over 5 years and have 6 posts.

    Keep up the good work and you will be able to post a topic in 3-4 more years.

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    I don't get these people who can't hear while using clip over the back ear buds (I use some cheapo Sony units)... just turn it down! or get your hearing checked... Most ear bud type units are designed to allow outside noise in so you have outside world attention. If you use noise canceling headphones, well that is stupid in these conditions.
    I use music as it helps me maintain a constant cadence and helps get my mind off things. I also ride VERY heavy multi use traffic trail and 90% of the time I'm the one coming up on people and they usually can't hear me even if they are wearing headphones or not. I just ummm.. SLOW DOWN!! someone yelling "on the right" is considered rude around here and will most likely end you up tangled up in some startled persons dog.
    I can hear just fine with my headphone on and often have short greetings/conversations with people while the music is playing, again I listen to it at a lower volume...


    What i listen to,.. basically any classic rock
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    Tool. But i usually don't listen while riding. Need to hear all the people that want to pass me!

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    I personally like some hardcore music for the downhill sections of my rides. I tend to not listen to anything as Im riding up but once I get to a downhill section I pick a good song and rip it up. Nothing like some As I lay Dying or Parkway Drive to supplement some intense shredding.

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    I dont listen to music on the trail but if i was forced it would be
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    Carry on.....
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    The doors
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    Really enjoy listening to the doors when I'm on the trail it relaxes and focuses me

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    Podcast's about bikes and riding them.

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    I have cut one of the ear phone buds off and listen to my music in one ear only. I can hear everything going on around me with no problem. I also get to listen to the music that pumps me up and keeps me going.

    Soundgarden
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    I listen to alot of Smoke or Fire and the Lawrence Arms when riding. Pumps me up!

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