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View Poll Results: Should earphones be allowed on the track?
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #1
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Earphone usage at trackdays??

Not trying to start drama, but just throwing this out there to get an idea of how many folks do this on a regular basis? At my last trackday I made a significantly close pass (so I thought) so I made note of the rider I passed and at the end of the session I pulled off on hot pit lane and waited for the rider to apologize if my pass was too close. To my suprise, the rider couldn't hear me because he was jamming his IPOD or whatever.

Is it me or am I being irrational in thinking that earphones shouldn't be used on the track? If he can't hear me with the bikes idling going 0 mph, how can one expect a rider jamming to his tunes to hear something on the track?

Honestly I just want opinions here, not looking for drama.
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Only thing allowed in your ears on the track should be earplugs in my opinion.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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you should be able to wear whatever you want under your helmet.....it is the rider BEHIND that is responsible for making the safe pass. the rider in front needs to do nothing but focus on his/her own ride.

i wouldn't be jammin to music, but if it helped me focus on the ride.....i'd be wearing my ipod in a heartbeat.

btw, all you guys who voted NO, please explain? i think my statement proves all your no's wrong.
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you should be able to wear whatever you want under your helmet.....it is the rider BEHIND that is responsible for making the safe pass. the rider in front needs to do nothing but focus on his/her own ride.

i wouldn't be jammin to music, but if it helped me focus on the ride.....i'd be wearing my ipod in a heartbeat.
maybe but it seems very unlikely that music would help anyone focus on the track. seems like more of a distraction than anything. if this other rider couldn't even hear dbucks pass, how does he even hear his own engine and know when to shift? i sure don't look down at the tach for every shift, i listen to the engine to know when to shift.

i voted no headphones
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I ride sometimes on street and dirt with earphones, but I feel in a race situation or practice sessions including track days that people shouldn't use earphones. In a performance or testing type situation, I feel it is just dangerous if you can't hear some of what is going on around you, you could put someone else in danger as well as yourself.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:16 AM   #6
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Havnt you guys seen Iron Eagle........everyone knows you get in the zone when you rock out with your out!!!! LOL. If youve seen the movie you will be laughing.


I ride the street with my earplugs/buds and have thought to try it on the track a time or two but havnt. On the street i still hear most everything, especially my bike just fine when ripping through the gears.
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you should be able to wear whatever you want under your helmet.....it is the rider BEHIND that is responsible for making the safe pass. the rider in front needs to do nothing but focus on his/her own ride.

i wouldn't be jammin to music, but if it helped me focus on the ride.....i'd be wearing my ipod in a heartbeat.

btw, all you guys who voted NO, please explain? i think my statement proves all your no's wrong.
I hear ya on that, but even I like knowing when a pass is going to be made. I think your statement proves true for extremely fast riders who pass and keep moving like a speed of lightning, but more often than not, if I approach a slower rider, I'll be right behind them for one or two turns and then make my move. If no earphones are present, that rider should know they have someone on their . With headphones, it would be unlikely that they have knowledge of what is happening around them.
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Was this at the Ride Smart event last weekend? IF so, please let me know. We strongly encourage earplugs, but earphones/music are not allowed. We will make sure we reitterate the policy at the next event.
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you should be able to wear whatever you want under your helmet.....it is the rider BEHIND that is responsible for making the safe pass. the rider in front needs to do nothing but focus on his/her own ride.
You gave the answer right there yourself why it should be no. You are not multitasking capable. Even if many people want to believe they are. The music will distract you and take away the focus.

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you should be able to wear whatever you want under your helmet.....it is the rider BEHIND that is responsible for making the safe pass. the rider in front needs to do nothing but focus on his/her own ride.

i wouldn't be jammin to music, but if it helped me focus on the ride.....i'd be wearing my ipod in a heartbeat.

btw, all you guys who voted NO, please explain? i think my statement proves all your no's wrong.

I voted No too. I agree with your statement about the passing, but I think there's more to it than that. Has more to do with being focused on riding and not being in a daze listening to your music. Makes no difference on if you are passing, being passed, doing a parade lap, or on a hot lap. It all falls under my same opinion.
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Havnt you guys seen Iron Eagle........everyone knows you get in the zone when you rock out with your out!!!! LOL. If youve seen the movie you will be laughing.


I ride the street with my earplugs/buds and have thought to try it on the track a time or two but havnt. On the street i still hear most everything, especially my bike just fine when ripping through the gears.
Well, in my OP, I noted engines were idling and we were 3 ft. apart and he couldn't hear me...and I talk loud, especially with earplugs in
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:19 AM   #12
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Was this at the Ride Smart event last weekend? IF so, please let me know. We strongly encourage earplugs, but earphones/music are not allowed. We will make sure we reitterate the policy at the next event.
yes sir, but I'm not a ...I'm just getting opinions here and apparantly it may need to be brought up in riders meetings....FOR ALL ORGANIZATIONS.
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Anyone remember Iron Eagle.....tunes so help you focus....or fly a jet. But hey if it helps do it...I ride with my ipod playin sometimes. I do find myself riding a little more aggressive at times given the song though.
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You gave the answer right there yourself why it should be no. You are not multitasking capable. Even if many people want to believe they are. The music will distract you and take away the focus.

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I do find myself riding a little more aggressive at times given the song though.

........................point made.............................
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you should be able to wear whatever you want under your helmet.....it is the rider BEHIND that is responsible for making the safe pass. the rider in front needs to do nothing but focus on his/her own ride.

i wouldn't be jammin to music, but if it helped me focus on the ride.....i'd be wearing my ipod in a heartbeat.

btw, all you guys who voted NO, please explain? i think my statement proves all your no's wrong.
For me, I need no other distractions. I need to hear the engine, possibly things around me, I need to be focused on nothing except EXACLTY what I am doing.

But that's just me.

However, guys like you and some of the racers, that have done countless track days are probably affected less by the music.

Furthermore, if I go down, the last thing I want is some music blasting in my ears.

*knock on wood*
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maybe but it seems very unlikely that music would help anyone focus on the track. seems like more of a distraction than anything. if this other rider couldn't even hear dbucks pass, how does he even hear his own engine and know when to shift? i sure don't look down at the tach for every shift, i listen to the engine to know when to shift.

i voted no headphones
what if someone was deaf? (i actually know a deaf rider on the track)

someone can shift using reference points as well....or with the peripheral vision. i use both of those. listening to the engine won't give you consistency. with certain ear plugs, i can't even hear my engine, all i hear is exhaust racket.

not pickin on ya blends, just killin some time with this thread lol
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