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The integrity of the elctronics of the iPod with cycling(13 posts)

The integrity of the elctronics of the iPod with cyclingcyclingforhealth
Aug 26, 2003 5:33 PM
I find listening to my iPod is quite enjoyable when I ride. I was wondering if the jarring and the shock that it experiences on the bike would be hard on the iPod.

I did not ride today. I am taking a rest day.

Also I have been sincere with all of you. The only thing I seek is health. I do not seek to trick anyone on this board. My two little twins are the most important people in this world to me. I want to be healthy to watch them grow up. If that isn't a good enough reason to start riding, and being a part of the cycling community of this board, then I will find somewhere else to take my questions. I have been made fun of most of my life because of my weight problem. I do not need to be made fun of on this board. I need positive reinforcement.
re: The integrity of the elctronics of the iPod with cyclingjtolleson
Aug 26, 2003 5:48 PM
I have not followed whatever dispute or issues gives rise to most of your comments, but I will tell you that the overwhelming majority of cyclists will take you to task for listening to music (via an earbud or earphones) while riding. It is unsafe and unwise, and a bicycling board is not a good place for electronics advice.
re: The integrity of the elctronics of the iPod with cyclingFtHoodMtBkr
Aug 26, 2003 5:48 PM
As someone mentioned before, and in my thinking, it cannot be very safe to ride and listen to music.

Keep it up but do seek advise from an exercies consultant, nutritionist and your physician.

I am a yo yo dieter myself but this time intend to stick to losing weight til I get to my goal (205 down to at least 180). I've been a 3 day a week mountain bike rider for the past 4 years or so but rarely were rides more than 10 miles.

I've stepped that up to longer distance road rides at least twicw a week and on the other days I'm on the cycleops trainer --I have 3 of the spinerval tapes which are not so long as to get boring. However I do find if I ride and/or do the cycleops for 7 days in a row, I am ytired and must take a day off.

I'm down to 190 after just a month and a half of hard work.
I could do better if I could stay away from a middle of the night snack and occasional weekend heavy meals.

Best of luck; you should find riding a joy and a way to meet new people as well as getting healthier. If not your exercise person should willing to tell you how to try out other activities.
Don't worry about what others think.MKD
Aug 26, 2003 5:53 PM
There are always a few yahoos out there who will give their 2 cents regardless. It's great that you are trying to do something about your health. You definitely have to stick with it, it will take time to see the results you desire. I haven't seen you mention anything about your nutrition habits except for an ice cream stop during a ride. I can ride 150 miles a week and still put on weight if I don't eat right. Diets aren't healthy, eating healthy is healthy. Combine it with exercise and you will be on the road to success. Nancy Clark's Sport's Nutrition Book is pretty good and has plenty of recipes.
Oh, I forgot... don't listen to music while riding.MKD
Aug 26, 2003 6:00 PM
It is unsafe and I thought against the law (I think in CA, not sure anywhere else). Plus riding is an escape for me from the rest of the world, well except when the cars go buzzing by honking and harassing me.
Agree with MKD, diet is key53T
Aug 27, 2003 6:14 AM
"Diet" is the word that literate people use to refer to the food you ingest, not something you read in a "South Beach Diet" book.

I got into shape about 6 years ago. Riding and running are the things that will improve your aerobic fitness. This fitness decreases your risk of many really bad heart diseases. However, it is not nearly enough. Weight reduction comes from diet, or more precisely, calorie deficit. You can ride "a lot" say three times a week for two hours each time and only burn an additional 1800 calories per week. You can make up for that by adding one pop tart and a glass of whole milk every day. You'll still be overweight.

You have to make serious lifestyle cuts into your diet to achieve lower body weight. Lower weight lets you in on even more health benifits, primarily heart attack and stroke relate, but also some muscular-skeletal benifits.

You neeed to ADD ice cream day, and you need to ADD big lunch day. Add you say? Yes, you need to have a scheduled day when you will have the only big lunch of the week, and the only ice cream of the week. The other days you will have real normal healthy-person food, in portion sizes that will shock you (at first).

Specific guidlines: Your goal for trans-fat should be zero. Saturated fat, less than 5 grams per day. The most important excercise is the push-away. Push away from the table while you are still hungry, the hunger will go away a few minutes after you get up from the table.

Eat euro style, 50% of your daily calories should be at or near lunch time. Your greatest starvation discomfort (let's be real, weight loss is the same as starvation) should be at night when you are asleep. Get most of your fats (non-saturated) at breakfast, they will get you going without stomach growling.

Mental disorders: weight loss makes you grumpy and mean. If you know about this side effect (which is really a principle effect, tied to our survival as a species) you can use some mental energy to compensate (put some happy songs on that iPod).

In summary, diet and excercise are keys to health, but the diet part is what gets the most weight loss, while the excercise fixes your heart and vascular systems, which are largely invisible but critically important.

Like you, if I'm paying for college, I intend to be around to see them graduate.
re: The integrity of the elctronics of the iPod with cyclingspankdoggie
Aug 26, 2003 5:54 PM
Ok. I will try to be polite, but you do not have much experience on a bicycle and you will need all of your senses as a beginner. I cannot imagine a 15 year old jackass (All 15 year olds are jackasses, as a rule) with a driving permit blasting music while he is just learning to ride a bicycle. I can ride with headphones because I have over 20 years of experience and I my senses are pretty acute.

I set a poor example, sure, but I cannot recommend a fat beginner to ride with headphones. Ditch the headphones.
Riding with Headphonesspc15
Aug 26, 2003 6:15 PM
I think it is great that you are taking up biking. I have been active in my community helping introduce people to the sport of biking - I have seen the transformation in many of them both in dramatic weight loss as well as self confidence.

I would never encourage or ride with anyone in a group who was wearing headphones. While riding, I rely heavily on my ears to hear the sound of traffic behind me - being able to have the ability to know when cars are around you allows you to move out of their way. Without being able to hear when cars are around you just invites trouble and potential disaster. Having this sense of your surroundings is absolutely critical to your health and happiness on the road.

Another thing - do not know about others on the board, but the sound of my bike humming along the road is music enough for me. Listening to your bike can also help you avoid a mechanical failure before it becomes a serious issue.

Personally, I would be terrified of riding with headphones....fwiw....

BTW about the Camelbackcyclingforhealth
Aug 26, 2003 6:42 PM
Yes it is true that I can't fit into a Camelback, and yes it is true that you can't wear one with a recumbent. Look at my bike, and you can see that you can strap it on the back of the back support of the seat. That is how I use my Camelback.
Twins? would that be Joey and Joanie Pruitt? (nm)terry b
Aug 26, 2003 6:56 PM
This is fun. Why fight it? Thy fat doth sloth oft.Spoiler
Aug 26, 2003 8:07 PM
You did good today. Rest day is good. Muscles might still hurt. Still hungry? Not out of breath so much.

Thou doth seeketh well. For in seeking ye shall also be sought. Yea, for thou only might findeth us in good regard.
Thy seed doth depend indeed upon thy good health for their own good fortune.

Though they pharasies might smite you with their touge, fret not thou, for ye they knoweth not thy quarrel.
re: The integrity of the elctronics of the iPod with cyclingc722061
Aug 27, 2003 5:13 AM
iPod has no moving parts therefore it can withstand shocks pretty good. Although I agree on other posts on not using headphones while riding, I guess if listening to music keeps you riding more then it's good for you.
re: The integrity of the elctronics of the iPod with cyclingaliensporebomb
Aug 27, 2003 9:36 PM
It has moving parts - a miniature 5, 10, 15, or 20 gig hard
drive. That has moving parts. Sorry.