I pods?

bikeboy566

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"Riddle me this batmen(and girls)" i got an i pod shuffel for x-mas and i used it for the first time last week and liked it,i was wondering do any of you guys & gals use one?.Do you think its a bad thing, or dos it motivate you to ride better ? just a thought.
 

Frank

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They are great for solo rides !!! It motivates me. There are some who feel that it is a safety hazzard, because you can't hear other folks calling out...possibly. I almost clobbered someone once and he wasn't too thrilled about the Ipod but was cool about it. Honestly I don't feel it made much difference. I guess if you don't crank it.....the volume that is.:eek: it's ok.
 

Norm

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I will probably give the 1-ear thing a shot this year with longer road rides. Last year I only did 2 rides over 3 hours, both of them races. So it really wasn't as much of an issue.
 

bonefishjake

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i use my ipod shuffle EVERY TIME i'm on the road. i don't blast it, but it's there. i haven't had any problems with it...you just need to really pay attention.
 

jdog

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I would go with a NO vote. For me it is a safety and mental thing. Sometimes music can help clear the mind but other times a great idea comes along when you are alone with your thoughts. I am lucky in that I get to listen to music all day long every day. That being said I don't miss it on the bike.

j
 

Norm

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Just to clarify I would only do 1 earbud (right) when on the road. Same goes for off-road if I were to use it, which I wouldn't be inclined to. I'm not even sure it's legal to road ride with headphones, is it?
 

bonefishjake

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i road LM/PP with my ipod and won't do it again. when i'm in the woods, i want to hear the woods...not jane's addiction.
 

ChrisG

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I don't own an Ipod, but the "one ear bud" thing has always intrigued me as an option for long solo rides on the road.

Right now, I don't see it happening, particularly as my spare cash is going into my "29er" project.:rolleyes:
 

jdog

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I don't own an Ipod, but the "one ear bud" thing has always intrigued me as an option for long solo rides on the road.

Right now, I don't see it happening, particularly as my spare cash is going into my "29er" project.:rolleyes:

Don't you mean 28 1/2??

j
 

Norm

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I don't own an Ipod, but the "one ear bud" thing has always intrigued me as an option for long solo rides on the road.

Right now, I don't see it happening, particularly as my spare cash is going into my "29er" project.:rolleyes:

You can get a shuffle for probably $50 on Ebay. Small and light, possibly worth the gamble.

I rode a 29" today, a Karate Monkey - not small, but definitely light. Also possibly worth the gamble. I'll blather about that later when I get some time to collect my thoughts.
 

jdog

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You can get a shuffle for probably $50 on Ebay. Small and light, possibly worth the gamble.

I rode a 29" today, a Karate Monkey - not small, but definitely light. Also possibly worth the gamble. I'll blather about that later when I get some time to collect my thoughts.

I just saw the new Blue one for 07.. Looks great!

j
 
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DANSPANK

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When I've been in a spin class I've used the music to encourage my cadence. I imagine that on hills, both on and off road, the music could help a little. But, as has been said earlier, I like to hear what's going on around me: bears on the prowl, loose dogs, spookable horses, and crap drivers...
 

Bike N Gear

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You can get a shuffle for probably $50 on Ebay. Small and light, possibly worth the gamble.

I rode a 29" today, a Karate Monkey - not small, but definitely light. Also possibly worth the gamble. I'll blather about that later when I get some time to collect my thoughts.

Hey Norm,

If you stop by my shop, I'm selling my KarateMonkey. Barely used. If you want to take it out for a real ride, I'll let Tony know.

Gary
 

Norm

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Hey Norm,

If you stop by my shop, I'm selling my KarateMonkey. Barely used. If you want to take it out for a real ride, I'll let Tony know.

Gary

PM sent. Maybe I'll head down to the shop, drop off the big bike (sadly I think I actually tanked the derailleur when I broke the hanger) and grab the KM - that would be the bike of course, not Kirt.

Norm
 

jdog

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Hey Norm,

If you stop by my shop, I'm selling my KarateMonkey. Barely used. If you want to take it out for a real ride, I'll let Tony know.

Gary

Does this mean that you are well enough to get a new Bike?? I hope so.

If you want to borrow my F-29er for a day let me know. I think you will dig it.

j-
 

Bike N Gear

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Does this mean that you are well enough to get a new Bike?? I hope so.

If you want to borrow my F-29er for a day let me know. I think you will dig it.

j-

I wish! I had actually built up a custom steel 29er with the parts from my KM, shortly before I was diagnosed.

Right now I'm limited to very easy spinning on the trainer. Every week I should be able to increase the intensity, but right now its 20 minutes, too easy.

I'm down to 150lbs, so cycling would be great, though its all my muscle that I lost. I'm hoping to be in riding shape for spring. My Dr's are more conservative.
 

jdog

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I wish! I had actually built up a custom steel 29er with the parts from my KM, shortly before I was diagnosed.

Right now I'm limited to very easy spinning on the trainer. Every week I should be able to increase the intensity, but right now its 20 minutes, too easy.

I'm down to 150lbs, so cycling would be great, though its all my muscle that I lost. I'm hoping to be in riding shape for spring. My Dr's are more conservative.

Sounds like a cross bike on the Canal might be the next Step.
 

Bike N Gear

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Sounds like a cross bike on the Canal might be the next Step.

No real need for a light or fast bike right now. I fugure I can ride me Lefty equiped El Capitan, FS 29r. Might as well be comfortable. I figure we sell so many high end bikes for people to use on the D&R....now I can be one of them.:D

My Dr.s (and wife) on the other hand would prefer if I stay n the trainer.

We'll see:2guns:
 
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