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Does anyone listen to music while they ride, or is it just too dangerous? I was rockin' the IPOD on the way too work today and lovin' it....Just curious......
 

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I've thought on some rides where I'm particularly enjoying myself, "wow, some pumping tunes would be great to go along with this." But, in the end, I think I'd prefer to just be one with the ride and not have one of my senses hampered.
 
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I've never tried but I think music would be too distracting. I have some friends that love music while they ride but I don't think I could do it. Plus - check your local laws. It's illegal where I live.
 

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Listening to music would be too distracting, and I need all the concentration I can get when I'm riding.

As a comparison, I also own an S2000 and often drive it on the same twisty roads where I ride my M900, and at similar speeds. When I'm doing something boring in the car I listen to CD's. When the road gets challenging I always turn the CD player off to eliminate one more distraction.
 

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I just sing :p when my melon is inside the helmet. Its the only time I can get away with it. The bad part is I start bobbing my head to the beat and people must think I am slow or special.
 

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No music for me, thanks...

Like Scott the CD in my car goes to "OFF" (from 11) when the roads get fun... if at all possible, the windows come down too (boy I miss my convertible...)

the last time I had music on while on two wheels I got hit by a wood-panel station wagon... (back in high school, on a bicycle)! Nothing too serious, just flew over the car, broke the side mirror and window and mangled my bike.. oh, a tiny fracture, and some stitches too. Left a bad taste in my mouth though..(mainly blood and asphalt)!

All the music I need is masterfully composed and performed by the Italian Duo under the tank...
 

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I listen to an Mp3 player while I ride, but only on familiar roads. I also only keep one ear piece in. I don't turn the volume up to high, only loud enough to hear the words. I actually think listening to tune in my car is more distracting than when I'm on my bike just because I can turn the volume up a lot louder in my car and can hear less things around me.
 

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I just got a new 40gb iPod and do plan to listen to it on the bike, but not very often. I'm thinking it's good a for a cruise up the freeway to see a friend on the weekends, not in weekday traffic or the backroads. We'll see how much I end up using it...
 

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I mounted speakers inside the liner in my helmet, and sometimes listen to an mp3 player when riding. It's great to have Billy Idol crankin when your hitting the twisties.
 

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I used to like skiing with music (downhill, offpiste, powder, moguls, all on telemarks....) but then I stopped (not skiing but listening music while at it .. :p.

I need to feel more the snow, the surface, all items that float around me .... and the same goes out there on the streets and superstrdas of La bella vita ....

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the only music I listen to is the band Desmo Twin....

Seriously, maybe on the super (boring) slab, but never in traffic or twisties.
 

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Maybe we shoudl all try listening to the Carpenters while riding, it might cut down on speeding tickets... I can't even imagine speeding while listening to them.
 
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I ride with head phones about everyday on the commute to school. Yesterday, I realized a big problem with them. As I was approaching an intersection I noticed the car in the right lane was sitting at a green light. I just assumed they were talking on the phone, picking thier nose, not paying attention. What I didn't notice, or hear was the three sets of blue lights that were approaching the intersection.

See...If i wouldn't have had on the headphones I would have heard them. Now i have learned my lesson. So i only use one ear phone.

ohh yeah, I stoped in pleny of time to ovoid the bug on windshield feeling.
 
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