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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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Room101

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Room101 says:

Typhon219 – ‘a little music in the background’? I think our music habits may differ. If you can advise how I can sing along loudly (and badly) to Rammstein without making my visor mist up I’ll give it a go : - )

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ducatigav

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ducatigav says:

fav tune + fav road= av it!

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

strange

in 37 years of riding motorbikes, i've never once been bored whilst doing it!

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AndyDownes

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AndyDownes says:

Schuberth S2 with integrated comms system

I ride almost everyday of the year and for MCN have been testing out a Schuberth S2 with integrated SRC system. This is the first time I have ever had the availability of music and radio (and mobile phone if I want) while I have been riding and it has been brilliant.

http://www.schuberth.com/en/motorcycle/src-systemtm.html

The SRC system is a replacement helmet collar that goes into the lid and plugs into the existing FM and bluetooth antenna already installed in the S2 from new. Unlike having earphones you can still hear the surrounding traffic and the bike underneath you. It works brilliantly and the volume self-adjust according to the outside noise. You charge the SRC battery by plugging it into a USB charger but it lasts all day while playing music and you can listen to FM radio too.

If there are more of you with the same lid then you can all use them as comms systems to speak to each other while riding if you want.

Although it will take phone calls you can choose to not answer them by saying nothing rather than speaking loudly (anyting you like) when the phone rings to take the call. The system and lid work brilliantly but the price is the only drawback at £300-odd on top of the cost of the helmet.

 

Andy Downes

MCN Senior Reporter

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

Love riding bikes and honestly never get bored.

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markis42

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markis42 says:

Music?

Got a Triumph Triple.Why would i want to listen to anything else?

 

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Mr. Luck

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Mr. Luck says:

Always Ride with an iPod in....

dont like riding without now, pick the right tunes and you get into a flow......


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plumber01

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plumber01 says:

music

screaming V engine,sweet sound, who needs more ?

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Chilliesauce69

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Only once

have i had my ipod in whilst riding and never again.  I felt out of touch with it in.  You can't beat the natural experience on a bike IMO, plus 9 times out of 10 i ride with my friends and chat at traffic lights.  Plus i love the sound of their bikes when riding closely :)

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Not for me!

It would distract me from the glorious engine sounds and the all-round enjoyment of motorcycling. The only time I have anything like that is when I use a bike-to-bike intercom with the wife when we go on holiday. Having a chat relieves the boredom on the long trip to the ferry and allows the wife to tell me when she needs a pee! Intercoms do really make a difference on a long trip and the miles seem to go quicker.

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