Noise and Hearing (was Re: [rescue] Re: Throw another packet on the server...)

sammy ominsky s at
Sat Aug 23 22:11:08 CDT 2003

On Friday, August 22, 2003, at 06:11 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

>> could hook up my MP3 or MD player while riding.
> Actually, I don't think I'd want that on the bike.  I find I prefer not
> to have the distraction when I'm riding.

I had speakers in my helmet once upon a time (still have the helmet, 
but no bike now) with a headphone jack on the end of the line. I'd plug 
it into a walkman or cd player for long trips.

>> Excessive noise levels is also a major cause of fatigue.
> So I've heard.  I've never had a fatigue problem riding solo trips up 
> to
> 200 miles at a stretch.

See above re: long trips. I rode from Baltimore to New Orleans in 2 
13-hour stretches with one overnight stop along the way. That was 12 
years ago, though. I'm old now and don't think I could do it again. It 
was on a Triumph Bonneville 650, with the pistons running in parallel 
(like a single-cyl thumper with two cylinders), and even between the 
long ride, excessive noise, and massive serious vibration, I didn't 
really suffer any fatigue problems. Like I said, though, I was 24 at 
the time, and won't be trying it again.


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