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Article updated: 11/4/2012 10:15 AM

Biking with headphones is foolish

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Cyclists, if you're wearing headphones, you're asking for trouble.

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As opposed to texting while driving, listening to music while you pedal isn't so transparently stupid that it invites universal condemnation. A sensible-seeming, spandex-swaddled fellow might tell you that hearing isn't all that important when you're on a bike -- and besides, a headphoned rider can hear a lot better than a dude blasting his car stereo. But, really, isn't this just common sense?
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