Favorite Biking Songs Playlists?

Mike leroy

Active Member
I never listen to music on a bike. A bike requires due care and attention. There is traffic surrounding you, and yours ears should allow you to hear a car approaching from behind.
Certainly on streets. Do you ever ride on suitable areas, e.g., uncrowded Fire roads?
 

Brambor

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I never listen to music while on a bike. I thought about it but previous tries even with running or hiking were annoying.
 

Mike leroy

Active Member
There may be other bikers, pedestrians, joggers, and children playing on fire roads. Therefore I don't listen to music, even in places that seem deserted.

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but due care and attention is what I was taught. And I stick to it. It seems even more necessary on an e-bike than a regular bike.
You have a good point, especially if an accident occurred.

Is there a justifiable reason for a hemet like:

http://www.amazon.com/Whistler-BT3200-Communication-Bluetooth-Open-Face/dp/B002IAS0G6
 

opimax

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I listen all the time, Pandora mix, I don't listen very loudly though I do want to hear around me. I find it unique people think you can't hear both, nobody listens to the radio while driving??? I need to get those wind cheater thingys from that other thread , could turn it down more. I already have hearing damage from being a kid another reason i keep it down, titinitus
 

Mike leroy

Active Member
I listen all the time, Pandora mix, I don't listen very loudly though I do want to hear around me. I find it unique people think you can't hear both, nobody listens to the radio while driving??? I need to get those wind cheater thingys from that other thread , could turn it down more. I already have hearing damage from being a kid another reason i keep it down, titinitus
I have titinitus, too. I have not yet started looking for a helmet with built-in speakers. I hope to find speakers that do not block the ears. Like snowboard helmets.

Music is so important, that I have big regrets going without.

I run in a park with a cougar family. I take big chances. I am hyper vigilant. I continously scan the bushes intensely. Perhaps, certain visual techniques can compensate for less hearing. I do not want to blast the music. I just find low, background music very comforting.
 

Marko

Active Member
I listen to music on Spotify during commutes, but the volume is not so high so I can hear the surroundings as well. Mostly listen to random songs by Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. However, if I go running I dont want to listen to any music as there I find distracting.
 

George S.

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MH437ZW...lid=1NLXJR2LWGTIB&coliid=I2RC3F4R2LBG5W&psc=1

I've looked at this a couple of times. On multi-use paths, making some noise can help as you come up on people. I have a cycling jacket with a pocket front/middle. I've put my Android in there to listen to music. I'd never use headphones. It can add to the experience, but as I get older I find any 'multi-tasking' difficult. When I was young, music really created a flow for many things. Oh, well.
 

Reddy Kilowatt

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I never listen to music on a bike. A bike requires due care and attention. There is traffic surrounding you, and yours ears should allow you to hear a car approaching from behind.
Try one of these:

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I put one of these Buckshot Bluetooth speakers on my Optibike's handlebars. I can hear my tunes from my iPhone and traffic with my helmet on. The best fifty bucks I ever spent at Amazon.
Allen
 

Mike leroy

Active Member
Try one of these:
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I put one of these Buckshot Bluetooth speakers on my Optibike's handlebars. I can hear my tunes from my iPhone and traffic with my helmet on. The best fifty bucks I ever spent at Amazon.
Allen
I would like to see more electrical accessories built into the bike frame -- lights, speakers and a cell phone USB adapter/holder. Who knows perhaps a dozen cup holders for the unimaginative!