Listening to music while riding.
I’ve wondered about rigging up some small speakers to my bars or camelbak so I can listen to tunes while riding, don’t much like in ear headphones so can you imagine my delight when I spotted this on the While out Riding facebook page.
If it’s good enough for Cass on his tour of Patagonia, it’s good enough for me!Posted 3 years agokrixmeisterSubscriber
I too like listening to music when riding on my own (albeit with headphones), but the general STW consensus seems to be it’s a major MTB etiquette faux pas. Having said that – many riders here in Asia use small handlebar or top-tube mounted speakers, and it’s never made me or anyone I was with want to resort to violence.Posted 3 years agoti_pin_manMember
nada, no, dont and wouldnt. mountain biking is about being away from that urban noise. not in a hippy communing with nature way, birdsong way but just in an away from city life way.
once had a guy in a group ride tagging along at the back with headphones on, he kept up but frankly he might as well have pished off for a solo ride. I found it pretty ignorant and unsociable. Solo offroad with headphones? sure, fill ya boots, but audio others can hear is audio graffiti and I dont want it.Posted 3 years agokrixmeisterSubscriber
Re being away from urban noise… You guys must ride with some amazingly silent bikes, as on any ride I’ve been on, especially group rides, there is no such thing as solitude on the trail – with several buzzing Hope and Chris King hubs, chain slap, missed shifts, and the odd swearing. So as before – while I don’t have an external speaker, I certainly can’t see how someone else’s Van Halen, or Taylor Swift, or Yanni, or Teletubbies theme song or whatever is going to immediately ruin my ride.
But I recognize I’m in the STW minority on this one. Anyway – use your speakers if you want, I don’t but I won’t chuck you off the bike if you do!Posted 3 years agodrlexMember
I’ll cop to having something similar on my commuting bike, but Blue Peter-stylee, being a cheap X-mini superglued onto a spare Smart bracket. Wouldn’t use it on the trails, solo or group, as per ti_pin_man’s view, but it’s useful to alert the occasional pedestrian on the shared-path section of my commute.Posted 3 years ago
Anyone who needs music must hate their own company/thoughts! 😀
I’ll sometimes drive in silence, just daydream really. Same with riding. On some techy descents I occasionally think about going out/whats for tea.
On ‘Van Halen’- no matter what you play it’ll sound shit to anyone else.
Every seen a car with loudish music playing and thought ‘wow that sounds great’?Posted 3 years agopasstherizlaMember
People on the train/ smoke shelter at work/ in the street have been told many many times by me to go and buy some earphones. As I don’t want to listen to their tinny shit music. Been told to do one a number of times too, but I fully expected that with the type of person that tends to force their musical tastes on everyone around them…. If you want to listen to music in a ride just get some headphones and stop being the kid listening to ‘German whip’ full blast on the bus.. Get me fam?Posted 3 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Quite like to have some toons on while solo riding, whileoutriding can **** right off tho. It’s the cycling equivalent of the **** in their mum’s car in danger of blowing the speakers listening to some bassy aural turd curled out by tiny tempah or whoever is the current artiste du jour at top whack, just pisses everyone else off.
Headphones or don’t bother.Posted 3 years agofasthaggisMember
I am sure that you are a lovely person,but using that device would put you in the same group as fat Goldwing riders,cruising through towns listening to Jennifer Rush on full volume .Posted 3 years ago
I despise them almost as much as pizza delivery scooters and people on C90s learning ‘The Knowledge’ .
You have been warned 😛londonerinozMember
I can’t stand music played on tinny speakers, nor can I understand how anyone can think it’s perfectly ok to make other people listen to their taste in music in public.
I commute by train every day and people sometimes do this with their phones while the whole carriage hates them. I used to carry earphones just in case I needed to avoid having to listen someone’s tunes leaking out of their open ear/headphones.Posted 3 years ago
I love Van Halen
I don’t mind it but if I was having a house party I wouldn’t expect others to listen to it.
If I saw someone out on the trail listening to music I’d laugh out loud/wouldn’t be able to help myself. It’d look ‘odd’.
On the road? Maybe not as bad but then theres the car approaching from behind noise/closing off one of your most important senses.
Same with off road, listening/hearing helps with concentration and balance..Posted 3 years ago
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