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music while trainingbrad nicholson
Sep 19, 2003 11:07 AM
how many of you ride on little travelled roads? the past year i've ridden in mostly rural north carolina and rural oklahoma where there was little to no traffic. i started listening to an mp3 player in one ear. anyone else do this?
What roads in NC?Fatnslow
Sep 19, 2003 11:09 AM
Where are there some little traveled roads in NC?
What roads in NC?brad nicholson
Sep 19, 2003 11:15 AM
i ride near fayetteville on lots of the country backroads through cumberland and harnett and moore counties, not to mention a great 56 mile loop on fort bragg that sees little traffic ouside the odd military vehicle in a post 9-11 world. i live just north of fayetteville and can ride into the hinterlands from my driveway. where are you riding?
What roads in NC?Fatnslow
Sep 19, 2003 11:19 AM
I'm in Charlotte, It may be worth the trip to Fayetteville for the riding tho.
What roads in NC?brad nicholson
Sep 19, 2003 11:21 AM
you are definitely a bit challenged out that way for sure due to the high density of population but if you ride out past the university and towards albemarle i'm sure you could find some desolate back roads...i'd like to hook up for a ride, but i'm moving to germany in three weeks!
What roads in NC?Fatnslow
Sep 19, 2003 11:29 AM
My thinking is that I'll drive out past Albemarle and park it somewhere and ride. There's a place here in Charlotte that sells nothing but maps and they have a whole load of maps detailing nothing but rural roads and side streets. I'm going to check that out

Have fun in Germany. Where are you moving to?
What roads in NC?brad nicholson
Sep 19, 2003 11:47 AM
heidelberg. 3.5 hours to paris. 1 hour to luxembourg. 2.5 hours to brussels. 2 hours to berlin, munich. five hours to italy, four to switzerland, and three to austria.
bonus is that cyclo-cross worlds this year are in about 45 mins from there as well...
What roads in NC?moots
Sep 19, 2003 12:13 PM
Hook up with some of the guys in the Albemarle area. The area has some great farm roads! Pfeiffer's President Chuck Ambrose is a big cyclist. (He's just getting back on is bike (borrowed bike) after some idiot hit him from behind at 40 mph! Chuck is a huge cycling advocate for NC! He's trying to get a track for Pfeiffer and is opening up property for MTBing.

You can use my name if you try to contact him, Gifford Del Grande. Chuck is a great guy!
No need to drive that far...gf99
Sep 19, 2003 2:00 PM
There are lots of good roads around Charlotte if you know where to look. Getting in touch with one of the local clubs is the best way to learn your way around. The Tarheel Cyclists ( is a good starting point.
What roads in NC?Eric F
Sep 20, 2003 12:34 AM
there are a ton of roads around boone with little to no traffic and big climbs to boot
re: music while training--yes, sometimesMilliet
Sep 19, 2003 11:37 AM
I listen to the radio (arm band type). NPR news mostly while commuting on the lightly traveled roads between home and work. I do not listen while TTing the route or while riding on new roads.

Also, I use an end bar rearview mirror.

Hattiesburg, MS
Not a good planKerry Irons
Sep 19, 2003 4:55 PM
No matter how much you think your hearing is not impaired, it is. I've experienced this way to many times, with people not hearing even though they "only have one ear" with a head phone or ear bud. It simply reduces your ability to hear cars and other riders. Believe it, and stop it. Listen to the music in your head, not in your headphones.
Music gets in the way of the Buzz in my head when I Ride. nmbimini
Sep 20, 2003 8:30 AM
re: music while trainingronniedee
Sep 20, 2003 10:06 AM
I use an mp3 player while riding in Charlotte, too. Just keep it in one ear with the volume low. I loved riding before I got the mp3 player. Since I do most of my riding alone, now I enjoy it even more.