Re: radio reception on bike"gds" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Roger Zoul wrote:
>> Well, Gary, some things will simply be hard for you to imagine. You have
>> consider that listening to music while riding is something that I can
>> to do or not do, even with earbuds in. In other words, I can simply not
>> attention to the music and focus completely on something else. You're
>> as if the mere fact that you hear something with your ears means that you
>> must focus on it or block something else important out. Simply not the
> Of course you can choose. My question can be restated "don't you think
> that when you choose to listen to music that to "some extent" it both
> distracts you and makes it harder to hear other things?" If the answer
> is yes I would then argue that the result is less safe.
> And yes it will remain hard for me to imagine that to some extent that
> is not the case.
Your lack of imagination is not the arbiter here, of course.
I do the same ride both with and without music, depending on my mood. There
is no discernable impact on my situational awareness. My habit of constant
visual scanning, and use of my mirror before making any lateral moves, is
the same whether I'm using headphones or not.
I don't rely on hearning because it's too variable. In the winter my ears
are covered anyway. At speeed the wind noise drowns out ambient sound.
Hearing is not reliable.