Listen to music while riding?

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  1. Steve5

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    Me too. I don't like the idea of getting into dangerous situations. It's easy to miss stuff when you can't hear your surroundings. So better watch where you're going carefully.
     


  2. Steve5

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    Yes, it's likely the case. Some people just don't know. Maybe they even don't care. But it's for their own good since there are risks to doing so.
     
  3. Steve5

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    That's a simple yet crucial reminder for all of us. We need to be aware of other people. We're not just taking care of ourselves. We're also capable of helping or causing potential harm to others.
     
  4. reighn

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    listening to low volume on our headset is enough, enough for us to become aware around us. There're are so many accidents in our country because of using headset, one of them actually die because she was hits by train,
     
  5. Kakashi

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    Most of the time when I'm biking alone on a secluded or quiet path it's nice to hear some music, not load or noisy but just enough to hear the best and melody, this gets my rhythm on and helps in relaxing my breathing.
     
  6. Steve5

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    It could help. It's generally recommended to not use headsets while riding or walking outside. It's just too risky. And it's sad that it happened. People lose their lives due to it.
     
  7. Steve5

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    Me too. I feel like I'm in a movie or something. :)

    It reminds me of bike scenes where there's beautiful music playing. It gets me in the mood to narrate my life leading up to it. I like how peaceful surroundings relax our nerves.
     
  8. reighn

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    That's why if people can't handle that, or be aware surroundings while using the headset, they should stop doing it, or else, the simple headset gonna be the cause of their accident and the worst is death.
     
  9. Steve5

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    I know, right? People should listen to good reason. Our lives are important. We should safeguard it from disastrous events.
     
  10. reighn

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    But well, accident is accident, even you doing a lot of safety procedures, if the other drivers are reckless, it's still doesn't matter. We should just be extra careful and well, pray.
     
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  11. DenisP

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    It mostly depends on the area that I'm going to be biking in. If I know that I'm going to be sharing the road with pedestrians, motorists, and other cyclists, then I'd rather not have my headphones in. Situations where other people are involved, especially cars, require situational awareness. I don't want to be oblivious to a car that might be speeding in my direction while others are yelling for me to get out of the way. I know it's kind of an unlikely scenario, but it has happened to people before, and you never know what your luck will be like.
     
  12. Steve5

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    I like how you put it. Accidents are hard to avoid. It's mostly just our tendencies to not actively avoid them. Like doing dangerous stuff that makes them more likely to happen. So prayers is the number one means of intervention from such awful stuff.
     
  13. Steve5

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    I know what you mean. Too many of us don't take the proper precautions. Especially, in situations that require it. Like with what you said, we can't be too sure about our surroundings. Busy streets and active places are accident prone areas.
     
  14. Krishna Kumar

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    I can't ride without earphones i made a list of tracks for my solo rides
     
  15. Vinsanity

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    I agree with what you are pointing out here. It is just that some riders are unruly. They cannot be controlled and asked to stop doing this. I think that they need to be oriented with the risks of wearing headphones while riding especially in busy streets.
     
  16. Steve5

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    Maybe what they need is a visit from the ghost of Christmas Future. Something that will give them the chills to never attempt such an awful thing again. It's like they're being careless with their lives. :D
     
  17. Steve5

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    It's fine. Just make sure you're not putting yourself in dangerous situations. Like riding in busy streets or anywhere you can easily get hit by moving vehicles.
     
  18. Alymae

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    If you are cycling indoors you can amp up the music. Wear earphones if you prefer. But if you are cycling outdoors I would not recommend it. This might cause an accident. Lots of accidents happen due to some people wearing earphones while walking, driving and cycling. I know someone who got hit by a motorcycle because when he was cycling he didn't hear the beep of the motorcycle. Apparently, he was wearing an earphone.
     
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    I, personally, listen to music even while I'm riding and travelling. I mean its fun and it makes my adventure more alive. It prevents me to feel tired instead I felt so energetic because it fuels up my spirit to go on what I wanted to do. Sometimes I sing out loud on the road, eventhough there are some people looking at me. Some might call it distraction, but for me its a special bonus that I should cherish. Every day I listen to music and I'm not comfortable if I with music as my companion.
     
  20. Uawadall

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    It may be a "bonus" to you, but its dangerous and threatens the safety of others on the road around you. If cyclist want to get respect from other road users, we have to abide by the laws and ride safely with no distractions.
     
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