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http://www.slate.com/articles/life/a_fine_whine/2012/11/cycling_wit...


Offered without comment, though I totally agree.  So I guess that's a comment.  For me, riding or walking or doing anything with headphones is a bad idea because I like to be connected to the world around me through all my senses, including hearing (and humor).  Many times I've avoided reckless drivers because I heard them coming up on me from behind and I pulled over or turned.  Many times I've avoided being turned into an ad hoc hood ornament because I hear that a car headed towards an intersection isn't braking despite the red light or stop sign.  And most of the time, I hear birdsong and the symphony of city living.  Music is over-rated.

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Just as an aside, there are these li'l USB-chargeable speakers at Walgreens that i'll occasionally toss into a pocket or bag which sound just fine on the bike. 

There'sw no room for them in the briefcase?

:-)  :-)   :-)

Peenworm Grubologist said:

Just as an aside, there are these li'l USB-chargeable speakers at Walgreens that i'll occasionally toss into a pocket or bag which sound just fine on the bike. 

Riding along the cycle paths to the botanical garden with them on in order to keep a good pace with the beats from the music, and then BAM! a deer out of nowhere...

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