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.
There's a solution to every problem... lol
I haven't been listening to headphones when riding for the same reason as many. I would prefer to hear my surroundings for whatever reason.
When jogging though my playlist is mostly old school hard rock like Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth, and Sabbath, with some semi-newer stuff like System of a Down and Drowning Pool. And I have a few select rap songs in as well. Anything with a strong, fast rhythme to keep me pumped.
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.)
None taken. The bone conduction headphones took some getting used to. Seems like the sound/music is coming from your head and yet still hear everything around me. Felt completely wierd. Turn it too loud and the pads start vibrating on your skin - feels irritiating/annoying, and everyone around you can hear the headphones at that point.
I listen to whatever depending on how I feel - AC/DC, Italian Opera, Led Zep, 5FDP, Vai/Satriani, Floyd, Daft Punk, Deathklok, U2, new stuff, old 70's rock, 80's crap.... blah blah... just to take my mind off how unfit I am and keep myself pedaling. LOL.
what kind of music does everyone listen to while riding? i need some new bands to check out or maybe a new genre! I love listening to country and rock while riding not so much rap idk why lol.. any input would be great! thanks in advance!
was joking about PPandM (sort of)
I like tunes when I ride solo, I stay away from rap and rock while riding though, I do listen to hip hop most of the time off the bike.
On the bike I prefer
Interesting...I'd say that's a decent compromise for the people that need music and the people that think like me. Without knowing any more than the webpage that you linked...I'd like to approve (as if my approval means anything more than squat).
So should def people be band from mountain biking or blind people? If I can hear your chain slapping I think my headphones are ok.
Dropkick Murphys, Killigans , Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Drednoughts, everything 80's Punk.
Lately I've been getting into Bob Mould's post Husker Du career, Sugar and solo stuff but some of it isn't that great for riding so I leave it off the playlist.
Tuneyards (no, I'm not going to use the crazy capitalization)
Das Racist- this is probably my favorite riding music right now
I actually don't like anything too fast for riding, for running it's fine. The stuff that's always good-
Built to Spill (the more upbeat stuff)
Beastie Boys of course
On road rides I really like listening to podcasts, the Slate ones are good and I like a couple of the non-serious NPR one too. One of my favorites is 99% Invisible, it's not about what you think it is, it is generally about design but he covers several topics.
To those who respond with snide comments about not riding with music, save it. Many of us ride responsibly with music and it's disrespectful to the OP. As others have pointed out, there are many ways to listen to music while riding safely and responsibly. I prefer riding with one earbud, I just bought a Short Bud from Far End Gear and it's awesome.
Had a guy go off on me @ the local trails, it took him a few seconds to get my attention(so he could pass)instead of instantly, yes, because I had headphones on. I told him this is a state park for us all to enjoy, not a race. I have had people take their good ole time to let me pass that didn't have headphones on, so whatever..
thinking about putting a rearview mirror on my handlebars tho..
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My playlist is mainly electronic in nature. Drum n' Bass is really good for the riding and some dubstep too. I have a few acoustic or rock songs in there too.
I made the mistake of starting out listening to music while riding so, as crazy and it sounds, it feels weird to not listen while on the bike. That being said though, I'm trying to phase myself off of it for safety's sake by just listening with one ear bud in. On my local trail which is pretty low traffic I listen with both in but my music is quite and the main thing I'm listening for is the stats my phone reads off to me every mile.
I just bought a BoomBotix Boombot 2 to use with my Motoactv and I like it so far. I use it at a very low volume as to not disturb anyone else and also so I can still hear my surroundings. The best of both worlds.
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.
It's really not that difficult! O-tus Safe Sounds. You can hear your music and everything around you. I use them and they're great. if I'm riding with friends I leave them at home. However a 2-3 hour solo training rides and riding solo the majority of the time is made much better with music. With these helmet speakers you can hear the music and everything around you. something else that's also key -- I've used them when riding with friends a time or two and my friends have never been able to hear my music--even when listening for it. Neat product (and NO I don't work for them)
I cant say i enjoy listening to music on single track, i like to ride because its quiet and i can just hear and observe nature (and i like being able to hear the chirp of my breaks the dirt under my wheels). how ever for the 45min to 2 hours to the top of the trail system up the logging roads it helps keep my timing and clears my head. I much rather be Bs'ing with random people that i come across, but when no ones around ninja tunes compilations are great random shuffles with some good beats.
But i mean honestly the only real answer is skinny puppy, its appropriate for any situation. =p
grateful dead, phish, phil and friends, widespread panic
mostly live shows
(hippy rollers unite!)
soundgarden johnny cash slayer ween and whatever too
as for music haters on the trail... until you all get bells and ding ding around blind corners
like I do, pipe down. it is possible to keep the music low enough to hear trail and bike sounds. Seriously though I think every rider needs to use a bell. It helps fellow trail users know you are coming. (unless they have earphones in) ((paradox alert))
Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.