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  • Do you listen to music when you are riding?
  • don simon
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    No.

    Next.

    robbo
    Member

    Only on my own. It stops me singing…

    sonik
    Member

    isnt that a bit risky?

    bunnerscj
    Member

    Know a guy who rides with us, names grounded, last time we were at Afan, rode with his earphones in,guess what—washed right out—–no idea why :o)

    Ed2001
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    Always on the trainer, never on the road, occasionally when mtb on my own.

    belgianbob
    Member

    Only the music in me head….
    "La, la la, la-la-laaaa" it goes, all day. Or I sing to myself to keep the flies away.

    Wearing earphones while riding is a waste of good peace and quiet out on the trails, and just **** stupid on the road.

    JoB
    Member

    off-road – no
    road – yes

    coffeeking
    Member

    Yes, any time I’m not alone.

    Takes away the painful sound of me panting.

    gingerflash
    Member

    When I’m out for a short fast solo ride on the cross bike I listen to music. Never on the road, and mountain bike rides are almost always with other people so obviously not then. I listen to music in 24hr solo races too, although I use just one earphone so I can still hear other riders.

    Oggles
    Member

    Yes, when I’m on my own.
    But not in busy traffic.
    It drowns out my singing…

    stratobiker
    Member

    No never.
    Though i do sometimes have a tune going around in my head.

    SB

    Gary_M
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    Yes, but not in busy traffic.

    gingerflash
    Member

    I should have said, I only ever listen to music when riding at night. It keeps the monsters away.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    No, never.

    druidh
    Member

    No, never.

    Tried it once on the road bike (very quiet local lanes) and didn’t like it. No way I’d consider it in traffic or on a fast road. And off-road, I’d rather be "at one" with nature.

    Junkyard
    Member

    no road just dangerous as nuts as cycling in dark without lights IMHO
    MTB – no would ruin the vibe whether alone or ina group
    Trainer – yes + TV + anything really to distract me from the monotony

    coffeeking
    Member

    no road just dangerous as nuts as cycling in dark without lights IMHO

    Rubbish, you just make sure you’re looking where you’re going, rather than listening and looking. So long as you’re aware you need to look over your shoulder rather than listen you have no problems. You dont see deaf people banned from cycling or driving because they cant hear the traffic, or see more deaf people in cycling accidents lol.

    when on my own off road yes – helps me get into the zone

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Occasionally

    Dibbs
    Member

    No!!, and don’t ever watch sharki & Jambo UK’s Quantocks video before riding the Q’s either because you won’t be able to get that stupid "Ballroom Blitz" out of your head. 😥

    avdave2
    Member

    Never

    Never owned any form of personal music device of any description, I just don’t like feeling of being cut off when I’m out and about. Used a pair of Bose noise cancelling headphones on a long haul flight recently and they really leave you feeling detached.

    RichPenny
    Member

    Yes, for most of the times I go out on my own. Don’t see an issue with it on the road, as I find it heightens my visual awareness to compesate. I get a massive buzz from both music and riding, so it makes sense to combine the two. Not sure I’d want to do it on anything which challenged my skills though, could end up with an ear piece lodged permanently!

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Allways when I’m on my own…either on road, or off..

    You can’t beat a nice bit of LTJ Bukem.. :mrgreen:

    Mellow enough to enjoy, but punchy enough to get you going..

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    Only in my head, or sometimes I sing :o)

    GhostRider
    Member

    Always on the commute, keep the volume low and don’t use in ear headphones so I can still hear the manic motors. Don’t like music off road cause it seems to spoil the outdoor experience.

    rich-6
    Member

    On my own at trail centres yes, generally people dont get to overtake as i dont stop for rest breaks like others. Get some Prodigy, Pendulum etc on and your away, I find i ride a hell of a lot faster too and enjoy it more.

    You dont hear your bikes noises either 8)

    joe1983
    Member

    Always. Dislike the sound of nature and small talk.

    lardman
    Member

    Offroad, on my own, absolutely. Great way to get into the zone.

    Dont ride roads, but when i have to, i turn the tunes off.

    Premier Icon MartynS
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    no never

    unfortunatly I get songs going round my head and I can’t get rid of them….

    Premier Icon aracer
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    The voices in my head won’t let me.

    AndyP
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    whenever I’m on my own on a bike, off-road or on-road, yes.
    If I’m with friends, no.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    On my own yes. On road I keep the level down and step up the observations. On a sunny day nothing beats it. 🙂

    z1ppy
    Member

    on my own off-road yes.

    bomberman
    Member

    if it’s my local loop and i’m on my own

    Taff
    Member

    when on my own, always, unless raining. Got riding dvd soundtracks that put me in the groove more than metal

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Road: yes
    MTB: no

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    When on my own, Always. If in traffic I leave one earplug out.

    nukeproof
    Member

    Never

    Tend to get some stupid tune in my head and hum that…at the moment on the uphills its the tune from Ghostbusters when their shattered climbing up the stairs just before having a tussle with Zuul. 🙂

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