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Old 05-13-19, 01:21 PM
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I listen to music NOT when I'm riding my bike. I'm never bored when I ride and it is the same 37 mile round trip commute for the past 11 years. Thank you all for using headphones or earbuds and keeping to the right.
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Old 05-13-19, 03:16 PM
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I bring my mandolin with me, on my bike, to go play with friends, once a week..
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Old 05-14-19, 12:17 AM
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One of my last rides in Germany, I saw someone playing a mouth harmonica with two hands while riding down next to the Main. I saw quite impressed. That type of music I can support.
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Old 05-15-19, 11:07 AM
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Last couple days been riding with my backpack instead of pannier, it has a phone pocket on the front of one of the straps, it's sorta nice to play music through the speaker. It doesn't sound very good and it's not very loud but better than fussing with earbuds. Unless you use noise isolating earbuds you're never gonna get sound quality on your bike anyway. I don't care to be quite that isolated, but apple earbuds are a pretty good compromise.
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Old 05-15-19, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
One of my last rides in Germany, I saw someone playing a mouth harmonica with two hands while riding down next to the Main. I saw quite impressed. That type of music I can support.
Are there other kinds of harmonica? I'd like to see a nose harmonica. (I don't need to see a butt harmonica -- in fact I have one built in)
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Old 05-15-19, 11:22 AM
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There are Nose Flutes
and people playing flutes with their nose

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Old 05-15-19, 11:27 AM
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I wouldn't wanna try that on my commute.
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Old 05-15-19, 11:28 AM
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Somebody more clever than I could think of some wordplay between commute and flute.
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Old 05-15-19, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Phamilton View Post
Somebody more clever than I could think of some wordplay between commute and flute.
I think Moots includes an accessory with their Comooter model, it's a safety whistle you blow at intersections. They call it the Floot
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Old 05-15-19, 12:51 PM
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I rarely listen to music but always have podcasts or talk/news radio on. I've tried various headphones and settled on some over-the-ear Sonys that go around the back of the head. They cut down on wind noise so I end up listening at a lower volume and can hear traffic. I suppose police could get on my case about them but I rarely see them and I doubt they're looking at my ears when they do pass.
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Old 05-15-19, 02:57 PM
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I find riding a bike enjoyable enough not to need music or voices supplementing the experience. Driving a car is different. Anything to help pass the time driving is better.
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Old 05-15-19, 11:11 PM
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I find riding a bike enjoyable enough not to need music or voices supplementing the experience. Driving a car is different. Anything to help pass the time driving is better.
Listening to music or voices while riding isn't a question of "need" but rather an option some cyclists choose to enhance their riding experience. Others prefer listening exclusively to traffic noise, or all natural blowing wind and bird tweets and choose accordingly.
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Old 05-16-19, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Listening to music or voices while riding isn't a question of "need" but rather an option some cyclists choose to enhance their riding experience. Others prefer listening exclusively to traffic noise, or all natural blowing wind and bird tweets and choose accordingly.
I wasn’t talking about other cyclists. Just myself.
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Old 05-16-19, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by alan s View Post
I wasn’t talking about other cyclists. Just myself.
Did you think that makes you unique or special because you don't "need" such "enhancement"?
Do you know if anybody ever claimed that he/she listens to music or voices from an electronic device while they ride because they "need" it?
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Old 05-16-19, 10:24 AM
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In other words, your statement read like "You all must not find biking enjoyable as I do, if you need to supplement the experience with voices or music", whether you intended that or not.

Simply reordering to "When I drive, it's so boring, anything (voice or music) to pass the time makes it bearable. But when I'm cycling, I just enjoy the ride" takes a lot of the stoink off
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Old 05-16-19, 10:32 AM
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As I noted earlier I listen to music every commute every weekday 22mi RT in traffic for the past 15+ years. I ride fast which keeps things a bit more exciting, but over the years the route has become mundane. Music makes it so much more enjoyable.

Alternately on my longer weekend rides I do not like music. Especially when climbing it drives me nuts.
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Old 05-16-19, 10:35 AM
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How about Singing as you ride ?
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I have Airpods and I just have them in one ear!
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