With my Zumo GPS and Scala Cardo 9 I'm always listening to something. Just wish I didn't have to use the damn cord to listen to XM radio
Wearing custom fit earplugs drowns out all the wind, road and bike noise but lets the music, horns and sirens come through.
I always ride with an iPod classic or my iPhone. I love streaming pandora but it breaks up in the mountains. I prefer mellow music in the mtns and anything for short trips or highway use. I use earbuds that have a volume control switch built in and at a reasonable level. Cords suck they get snagged and some times i have to search for the inline volume control Ive been thinking abt getting a cardo g9 set. Hand signals get old on both short and long rides. I have no desire to talk on the phone but having the ability to chat with friends or passengers plus the option of syncing it with a gps sounds great. Does anyone know if you can buy extra mounts for the g9. I have more than one helmet and id like to have a few exta incase a friend doesnt have a cardo. I'm open to other brands but I'd prefer to stick with my full face shoei'
I suppose I could, we have a few nanos and ipods around the house, I've just never found the need. Call me strange if necessary, but that's the truth. Less is more as far as distractions are concerned.
This weekend, a bunch of us are are going for a ride in the mountains.
Some of our Local guys came by our shop last night to pick up some Chatterbox Bluetooth Intercom’s, mainly so they could listen to their MP3’s while they ride..
We know a lot of guys like to listen to tune’s while they ride.
Most of us here at the shop prefer to be able to hear what’s going on around us so we chose not to listen to music.
Always have music going. I absolutely love riding, whether it be to the store or a long trip. The day I added my music I fell even more in love with getting on the bike.
I keep my iPod in the breast pocket inside my jacket. The slack from the cable is just hanging inside my jacket so there really isn't anything for it to get snagged on. My biggest issue was finding ear buds that fit flush inside my ear and worked with my Arai.
I ONLY always use 1 ear bud though. I feel too detached from the road with both in, so I just use one. It's a good balance of still maintaining my situational awareness, along with really enjoying my music.