If my bike is my church then I would have to say that music is my religion. I ride to disconnect with my day to day and to reconnect with myself. That means more often than not, I’m jamming out in my helmet. You can thank me now for the loud pipes and the full-faced lid so you don’t have to listen to my caterwauling. It’s not pretty. I also feel safe enough behind the helmet that I can let go and just belt out without worrying someone’s going to hear my tone deaf ass.
Depending on the rider, you will find that some are against this because they think it distracts from the experience or they feel it is unsafe. More power to them. Now myself, I can only handle the road noise so long before my ears start to bleed. So I have two options, ear plugs or head phones. I have both.
I always buy headphones at the dollar store because I go through them like a newborn goes through diapers. That’s my fault entirely because I don’t take care of them the way I should. I’m usually shoving them in my pocket or a side pocket in my backpack or fanny pack. Don’t laugh, they’re making a comeback you’ll see.
My plugs are usually just a pair I’ve grabbed from work. I like the foam because it molds to your ear. Just roll them between your fingers and shove them in! You can find them anywhere hunting gear is being sold usually.
Now if you’re anything like me I’m sure you’ve had problems keeping your ear buds in while you’re riding. I usually MF them for a straight minute as I struggle to finagle them back into my ear with my helmet still on. Life sucks some times.As you can see, I also put them under my face mask which
Tip: Luckily, there is a hack for this issue. A fellow Iron Lilies Rider, Leticia Cline, put up a vlog about it on her YouTube channel if you want to check it out here.
I would love to get one of those Sena 10c devices! It seems like the capabilities are endless. Music, GPS, communication and camera! Basically your phone attached to your helmet, and it’s small! Not bulky like a GoPro. A few of my friends swear by them.
Whether or not your pro music doesn’t really matter as long as you enjoy the ride!