Who rides with ear-plugs?
Ladies and Gentlemen,
For the first time in my entire motorcycling-life, I wore a pair of earplugs today...and I must say: it was quite an experience. To think such a small detail could drastically change the way one rides, is amazing!
I'm curious as to how many of you already ride with earplugs, perhaps it's nothing special, but it made riding, today, well...different.
As I have always gaged my general speed by the sound of the motor, (and of-course, how fast the telephone-poles fly past). I learned you can almost ride faster with earplugs, because you're not relying so much on engine decibel anymore. As I fly thru the nastiest canyon road anyone ever did see, every Sunday...trying to keep-up with NATOR, and listening to 2 ZX-10R engines screaming thru every turn, with the wind howling thru my helmet at 120mph, and a mix of other whiney 600's around me buzzing like a busy beehive on steroids, it's a mad orchestra of rev-limiters, wind, and sometimes police sirens.
But once I donned a set of earplugs today...it all changed. I could barley hear my own engine. The wind...gone! Noise from other guy's bikes....Gone!
The sound of me singing to myself ....priceless!
we never cruise around some town for attention, when we get together we ride. Hard. But today it was much like watching ballet from the seat of a ZX-10R. It was almost scary quiet. So scary at first, I thought I may have been going too fast into some turns, because I could no-longer gage my speed by sound. My fist instinct was to pull-over and take the earplugs out. But after a while...I started to like them more and more. Set the shift-light where you want, and forget about the rest. Set-it and forget-it!
So moral of the story...if you haven't tried them yet...have at it. Let me know what you think afterwards.
2.) Insert some comfy earplugs
3.) go to your favorite road
4.) listen how quite it goes.
5.) pick-out some soft-love sounds to sing to yourself
6.) Then drop the f'ing hammer!
7.) Time-warp, baby...ya gotta love it!
Gettin' jiggy wit it!
Last edited by litrejunkie; 09-25-2005 at 09:57 PM.