Anyone hit the trails listen to music with headphones
Never, it detracts from the experience I find.
And I would like to be able to listen out for dogs, walkers and other cyclists.
When on the road I have talk radio on very low, so can still hear any approaching traffic and can only really hear the radio when all around is quiet.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
About half the time, yes. Safe, yes don’t see why not.
Open trails here and I don’t go into blind corners fast, walkers / dogs are rarely heard before they’re seen anyway. Some mornings the sound of birds and tyres on dirt beats music, depends on the ride / mood. Really long rides need a morale boost sometimes.Posted 4 years agoGolfChickMember
I’d like to be able to as reckon with riding alone in would add a bit of ‘company’ to the ride and I do enjoy walking with earphones. However, I need to be able to hear my own dogs proximity and general direction so I can’t! I just listen for her collar bell jangling instead.Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
Having good tunes makes me cycle faster, or so it seems to me and it certainly motivates on long or hard uphill. I’m careful to often take a quick look behind me & find I have no trouble for listening to tunes all the time. It enhances the whole experience for me. Dnb or Dubstep for me, nice phat heavy tunes brings the trails alive!Posted 4 years ago
I struggle with balance when I’m snowboarding and listening to music, really throws me. On a bike it’s absolutely no bother. Probably makes me faster sometimes.
Going out on a solo nite ride with a set of ear buds buried in my head is my idea of a perfect xc ride.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Jon Taylor – Member
On your right please!
CAN I COME PAST PLEASE
Me and Pete to some guy with earphones last week.[/quote]
And to the runners, dog walkers, power joggers, walkers, riders who are too selfish to be aware of whats going on round them.
Simply not safe if you can’t hear whats coming up behind you – same goes for those mobs who amble along gassing away oblivious to other people.Posted 4 years agolondonerinozMember
When I rode several times a week, yes, especially at night. It was a motivation and anti-boredom thing, plus I was just younger.
Now that I’m no longer free to do whatever I like, whenever I like, I find I value the peace and quiet, and I feel more connected to the moment and experience. My weekly trail ride provides a much needed mental break from the rest of my life and cluttering it with music doesn’t give me such a satisfactory pause. I’ve even stopped listening to music on the way home in the car to preserve the relaxation as long as possible.Posted 4 years ago
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