- Ipod listen when riding
Question, how are people carrying Ipods when riding etc ? Im wanting to listen to mine when riding but my Jersey only has one pocket on the back, i don’t ride with a rucksack or anything. Tried sticking it in the backpocket but for the earphones to reach up they’d have to be looooooooong.
Solutions ?Posted 9 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Ipod shuffle and cheapy phones with a long enough lead. Shuffle clipped inside pocket, lead goes out of pucket, under hem, up back inside jersey and then loop the cable through helmet straps.
On the road, I tend to have only one earphone in, so I can still hear what’s going on around me.Posted 9 years agoBeagleboySubscriber
Sorry for a slight hijack, but I just don’t get this at all. What do you get out of wearing headphones and listening to music while you ride? Don’t you want to hear the birdsong? What about the different crunchy/squelchy noises from your tyres as you ride along? Even the silence, punctuated by tortured breathing is a sort of music? I listen to my iPod when I’m stuck on the bus commuting to work, or in the house on a rainy day. I don’t want to take the world with me when I go riding, I want to get away from it and into the countryside with it’s music!
Confused am I.
B. 😕Posted 9 years agodirtygirlonabikeMember
i listen to mine when i’m am road riding and mtb’ing. on the road, it goes in my back pocket and headphones reach fine. on the mtb, it is usually in my camelback, or sometimes my pocket – again reach is fine. i don’t use the ipod headphones for riding as i don’t find they stay in, so maybe that’s why mine reach.Posted 9 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
Good tunes, sunny days and singletrack is one of lifes best pleasures for me! Some people don’t get it, some people do; I definitely do. Normally switch it off for any really tricky descents where I really have to concentrate and want to hear any noises coming from the bike.
Normally put mine in my shorts pocket but it’s pretty exposed there if I fall. On some of my shorts the pockets don’t close but it seems to stay in there just fine regardless.Posted 9 years agoricochet_robMember
My commute is 15 miles of towpath, without music I think I would fall asleep.Posted 9 years ago
It is nice to turn it off somedays and enjoy some silence but there is nothing better than really hammering along with some suitable paced music….
Mine sits in my shorts pocket with no problems, then up underneath my jersey so no cables are hanging around.GNARGNARMember
I used to all the time, occasionally I still do but rarely. It’s too much of a faff about.
When you get the right track on the right trail it can feel pretty amazing. Bit like being the star in your own mtb movie, it can be very motivating. Or another way to say that it is it can encourage you to go faster and harder than you would otherwise. Thrash ftw.Posted 9 years agoDrPMember
I use mine on-road most times. I’m actually faster with a bit of pendulum making my ears bleed.
Off road, I can take it or leave it. If it’s very technical the music distracts me (it could be having the phones in i suppose) and regularly fall off on stuff that i manage fine without tunes!
DrPPosted 9 years ago
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