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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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Jul 09

Posts: 79

DARMHA900SS says:

Bored riding your bike????

If that's the case then maybe your riding the wrong bike!

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

you never get bored?

of course you dont get bored, because you only ride 500 miles a year you damn fair weather posers. If you ride any amount of time or distance regularly then its of course nice to listen to the radio or music no different than a car. Have to use good inner ear phones that arent too bulky otherwise they rub on the helmet

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Feb 09

Posts: 515

Ear plugs to prevent hearing damage, yes. As for listening to music - that would make me as bad as the halfwits in their motors who have more than enough distractions to lower their standard of driving and attentiveness. If by any chance I should get "bored", there's always scenery to look at, places to stop and take a break etc.

Can't be doing with all these gadgets, I really can't.

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Feb 09

Posts: 515

A further thought occurs - if you're now "bored" by this discussion and would care to take part in a better one, have a look on here at the reader's news item about an XC 90 leaving the scene of a fatal crash. That should make you sit up and take notice of the sheer contempt displayed by some drivers.



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Aug 02

Posts: 2323

Hedgehog5 says:

Tried it once many years ago 'cos it seemed like a good idea for a long trip... hadn't realised just how much I use my hearing while riding (even with earplugs)... never did it again... I do sing sometimes tho'... :)

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:

Music To My Ears.

The only music I listen to is the sound of my Kawasaki ZZR1400 breathing through its fabulous Brocks CT exhaust system.

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Sep 09

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Rogerborg says:

On motorways trips, sure

And I remain resolutely undeaded.

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Oct 12

Posts: 64

Room101 says:

if you listen to music you've no right to moan about drivers

How can we moan about car drivers and their satnavs, mobile phones etc. and generally not seeing us because they’re not paying 100% attention - if we do the same by listening to music?

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Oct 11

Posts: 34

Typhon219 says:


we can moan because as someone mentioned earlier in the discussion, listening to music doesn't use the decision making part of your brain. Ignoring the road and focusing on your satnav/phone/pastie is clearly very different to a little music in the background.

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Jul 11

Posts: 47

DrWorm says:

Not because I'm bored..

...but purely because I like listening to music.  I usually have an audio-only sat nav in one ear on long journeys and the music is set to fade in and out around the sat nav instructions.  I can still hear everything and it is in no way distracting.... My aftermarket exhaust is way louder than any sat nav or music.

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