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MCN  says:

Would you listen to music while riding to alleviate the boredom?

Sometimes, long distance riding can become a little mind numbing, and a little music relieves the boredom. But many claim that music removes you from your surroundings and increased danger tenfold. Would you listen to music through earphones to alleviate the boredom?  

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  • Posted 2 years ago (25 March 2013 16:02)

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Feb 09

Posts: 541

jon66 says:

have done

i have used earphones a few times going to work and dont feel ive been any less observant  , was worried about how legal it was 

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Nov 12

Posts: 11

Yeah I do it quite a bit, just bought some specialised motorcycling headphones similar to the ones they give you for training.

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Aug 09

Posts: 28

fryatuck says:

I listen to music but It not that loud that I can't still hear other Vehicles around me.

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Oct 09

Posts: 103

BarbaricCub says:

I don't personally.

I'm not A fan of headphones in my lid. Although my previous helmet had built in speakers and bluetooth etc for phone calls and I used that for music occasionally.

I never found it dangerously distracting, but if I were to have music on A ride now, it would likely only be on A motorway cruise, or popping to the shop. On A proper countryside run, i'd rather hear the world around me...and the exhaust notes! :)

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Mar 13

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I do about 500 miles a week commuting and listen to music whilst on the motorway, which is a large chunk of my journey. I even managed to succesfully avoid an accident the other day as a truck had broken down in the middle lane and cars suddenly jamming their brakes on. All whilst listening to music and having a little sing to myself. I will add, it's not blasting away in my ears!

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Aug 11

Posts: 43

muddy686 says:

I have a flip front Viper helmet with built in bluetooth.  Nowt beats linking it to the mp3 player on my phone and rocking out to a bit of Status Quo!  Makes a routine journey a bit more lively, though things get a bit muffled over 50 with ear plugs in. 

Plus you get funny looks in the queue at the petrol station absent mindedly nodding to Back In Black by AC/DC!

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Aug 10

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Cavetroll87 says:

I have done in the past, only ever with one ear phone in so I can still have a sense of the real world around me, But I dont see why you cant as long as you dont shut out the outside world completley

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Feb 12

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Titosfuneral says:

I don't, but I don't really see the problem. I wear earplugs and I can't see that music would isolate you more than that.

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Katana Paul


Mar 07

Posts: 59

Katana Paul says:

Why not?

If you wear decent ear plugs and have exhausts that don't sound like a sewing machine, you're not going to hear the outside world anyway, so why not? I use Shure SE315 in-ear isolators with Comply tips and I can still hear the exhaust note from the Laser Extreme's over the music. When used with my Nexus smartphone I get verbal directions from Google Maps which cut through the music when approaching junctions. Wouldn't do without them on a serious trip.

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May 10

Posts: 102

Bebobobob says:

Yes, I Do

i can hear sirens and cars over the music - i can hear a muted version of my bike, i can concentrate on the music when in dull situations or at lights and completely ignore it when more concentration is needed. I avoided doing it while i was a wee-one though as it was distracting as a learner getting to grips with the roads, so for newbies (to driving in general) my advice would be don't do it right away

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