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Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« on: March 16, 2009, 11:19:34 AM »
The no-headphones rule should be a no-brainer but i guess some mtbers have no brains.

In my experience riders NOT having headphones are the exception at an endurance race...

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Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 11:26:14 AM »
The no-headphones rule should be a no-brainer but i guess some mtbers have no brains.

In my experience riders NOT having headphones are the exception at an endurance race...

LOL< a 6 hour race is considered an Endurance race???? LOL

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Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 11:46:16 AM »
Out of curiousity, I looked on the NORBA site and it said that earphones for the use of playing music are expressly forbidden at all events.  It did say that road races with like pro's and stuff, they can use a single earpeice for team radio transmissions.
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Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 11:53:49 AM »
LOL< a 6 hour race is considered an Endurance race? ??? LOL

You're right, what was I thinking!  ;D

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Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 11:59:16 AM »
Out of curiousity, I looked on the NORBA site and it said that earphones for the use of playing music are expressly forbidden at all events.  It did say that road races with like pro's and stuff, they can use a single earpeice for team radio transmissions.

When I raced the 8hours of Labor last year, Dave Berger did allow me to use my "Race Radio" during the race.  Only one ear piece of course.

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Re: Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 12:27:26 PM »
Of course it is up to the race promoter, i suppose.

Whether it should be allowed or not, I say no. Learn how to sing, or keep rhythm like DJ FACTORe.
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Re: Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 12:34:19 PM »
Of course it is up to the race promoter, i suppose.

Whether it should be allowed or not, I say no. Learn how to sing, or keep rhythm like DJ FACTORe.

If its such a tight race and a tight course.  totally agree.  BUT, if im in the middle of nowhere for 3 days I dont give an EFF.

O BTW, my race radio was for communication not entertainment.  the Bird would call me mid lap to get status and food request from me.
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Re: Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 12:45:16 PM »
The no-headphones rule should be a no-brainer but i guess some mtbers have no brains.

In my experience riders NOT having headphones are the exception at an endurance race...

LOL< a 6 hour race is considered an Endurance race? ??? LOL
6 hour endurance races are not uncommon...

6 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Endurance Race
Monday, September 08, 2008, 12:00 AM
Memphis, TN

The Rio Stampede 12 and 6 Hour Endurance Mountain Bike Race.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado - March 10, 2008.

Dirty Spokes Productions is hosting a mountain bike endurance race series this year in Georgia with four 6 and/or 12 hour events to choose from.

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Re: Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 12:46:53 PM »
Rules are the rules.  Learn to play by them or enter one where the rules suit you.

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Re: Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 12:55:02 PM »
The no-headphones rule should be a no-brainer but i guess some mtbers have no brains.

In my experience riders NOT having headphones are the exception at an endurance race...

LOL< a 6 hour race is considered an Endurance race? ??? LOL
6 hour endurance races are not uncommon...

6 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Endurance Race
Monday, September 08, 2008, 12:00 AM
Memphis, TN

The Rio Stampede 12 and 6 Hour Endurance Mountain Bike Race.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado - March 10, 2008.

Dirty Spokes Productions is hosting a mountain bike endurance race series this year in Georgia with four 6 and/or 12 hour events to choose from.

By all means, I am not Captain Endurance or the expert on endurance racing.
Or an expert on anything.
Im just an expert on my opinion and with all due respect to everyone I am entitled to them.

TO ME, an 6 hour race is a fun venue, not lots of committment, very friendly and safe and lots of fun.

Even an 8 hour race is a fun venue, not lots of committment, very friendly and safe and lots of fun.

12 hour is another animal.

24 hours is just incredible.

You go out and ride for 6 hours its a hell of an achievement for anyone.
Ride 6 hours your fastest and your gonna hurt.

Now double that effort or quadruple that effort...

Again my opinion. dont pay attention to it, I wasnt trying to hurt anyones feelings or insult anyones effort or put down the event. I think the people that go through the trouble of putting on events and gettting the community involved deserve a million thanks.

but again, just my opinion...


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Re: Should headphones be allowed in endurance races?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 05:35:54 PM »
I'll be the first to admit I had my iPod w/ me yesterday, but I took my earbuds and wrapped them around the straps on my helmet so they hung near my ears, but never plugged in. If the earbuds aren't in your ears blocking outside noise, I don't see a problem. When its quiet you can still hear enough of what's coming out of the headphones to keep your mind from wandering, but the noise of any riders near you clearly exceeds the music.

I don't think its a headphone issue - its a smart riding issue. If you set yourself up to possibly not hear someone coming up behind you, you deserve to be flogged.

 

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