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Would you answer a call while riding?

Bluetooth headsets for motorcycles are quick and easy to fit and use, many with voice activation as standard. But would you answer a call whilst riding? pollcomment

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

StupidRider - texting!!!!

Can't believe what I read there??? "StupidRider" a better name would be "CompleteArseholeRider"!!!! FFS

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exceledsteve

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exceledsteve says:

This is not a dumb fuck's convention

Quite right Busaman and x2glider. Is there no sacred time or place left where these things can't intrude on our lives? I worry about people's addiction to their phones. Biking is still a great way to escape, metaphorically and physically. Why would anyone ruin that by wiring their phone to the inside of their helmet. And I can't believe anyone would be dumb enough to attempt texting whilst riding... and then admit to it in anything other than a dumb fuck's convention.

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blue200tdi

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blue200tdi says:

Why abuse people who would use their phone whilst riding? There are hundreds of reasons why you would want or need to answer it! Partner in labour, house on fire, kids rushed to hospital ETC.

Some people only ride a bike so it'll be the same as someone with a car. Why abuse someone because they have a different need to yourself?

 

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burningbush

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burningbush says:

are you serious?

One of my loves of motorcycling is to get away from the bloody intrusiveness of mobiles and emails.

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pommyjohn

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pommyjohn says:

straight away

but only a call of nature    age and prostate prohibit delay

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offordc

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offordc says:

blue200tdi

I think the area of concern & amazement of stupidity was the fact that he was texting whilst riding & not just talking on a hands free & to be honest i can understand that!!!

Personally i don't have & don't want a bluetooth device so i can use my phone whilst riding, that is my time, i do check my phone when i stop for a cuppa or to fill up just incase the wife or my son need me, they know when i'm riding, either locally or when touring with my mates, so they expect me to be un contactable at times, hell what did we do before bloody mobile phones!!!

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TTdaft

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TTdaft says:

Simples, on bike is the happiest place on earth!

(NO phones, NO naggin wife, NO pestering kids, NO work, NO traffic jams)

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AFKAN

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AFKAN says:

Not for me

The whole idea of bikes is that you can get away from it ALL!  There is no call that can't wait.  If this really THAT important then what the hell are you doing out on the bike?  20 years ago hardly anyone had a mobile anyway, and still mankind managed somehow ;-)

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britri123

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britri123 says:

Stupid and blue200

Are you really serious? Why would anyone be dumb enough to answer a phone on a bike let alone text? Apart from being incredibly dumb and brainless you are missing the whole point of Motorcycling, to get away from it all. I think you would be best suited to a Land Rover Discovery Blue200tdi and very stupid dumb ass rider. Get off bikes and stop spoiling it for the rest of us.   

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StupidRider

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StupidRider says:

Oh I forgot to say...

...I have only ever texted while riding on closed private roads... The same is true of all the occasions I have maxed out my B-King at 167 or my SV at 147mph. And also of all the occasions when I have pulled wheelies, stoppies, massive skids (of the tyre variety), burnouts, got my knees down or done repeated backfires! There are 2 kinds of bikers IMO, everyday riders and nutters of which each come in a wide range of skill levels, the problem is motorcycling can attract the latter variety.

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