I’ve been commuting to work on my bike for a bit now. I have about 7 miles to travel each direction on some busy roads. During the commute I listen to music via my Motorola s10 headphones. These allow me to keep my phone in my backpack and adjust anything via the controls on the device. I just hit shuffle on all songs and let it go. However, when a poor song selection comes on I just tap the Next button and i’m all set.
During my ride home on Friday I got a call from a friend that wanted to meet for a Pint. I was able to answer using the headset as well. Nothing better than hands free talking while biking.
What I am wondering to all the other bikers out there, is listening to music while riding considered a safe practice?
I’ve found that I can hear cars (I don’t keep the volume very high), I wanted to see what people thought? Comments, suggestions ?
I tried my white iPhone headphones a while back, but that required my phone to be either in my pocket or on my cycle shirt. I now prefer the Bluetooth headset to limit an restrictions or cords.