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I don't know if any of you have ever listened to music while you're riding, but my brother does on a regular basis and he says he loves it. He says it helps you kind of get into a groove. So I decided that I'm going to try it, but of course I can't just do it the normal way.

For him, he puts on some headphones and puts his iPod on his waist with a belt clip. Seems easy enough, but I think I've found a better way to do it. Everytime he takes off his helmet he has to be super careful not to rip off his ears since the headphones are still on them. :applause:

So here's my genius way: I mounted a pair of the headphones that have the clip on them for each ear (not the small ear buds that come with iPods or the ones with the band that goes around your head) in my helmet by putting velcro on the headphone itself and the other side of velcro in the ear pocket of my helmet.

I worked on positioning them in the right spot and they work really good, at least sitting on my couch! :ride:

The speakers stay in the ear pockets and I tuck the chord up and under the helmet liner and drop it out the back.

To make it all self-contained I want to figure out a way to mount a small mp3 player in or on the actual helmet. My first idea was to find somewhere behind the liner but that seemed to dangerous in a crash and there isn't any room to boot.

I think I'm going to mount it at the very bottom of the helmet right along where the back of the shell meets the bottom moulding. I know Travis Pastrana used to wear one that mounted like this, so it obviously works, but I'm just not sure on how to mount it. I don't want to drill into the shell or anything that might weaken the structure of the shell, but I don't know if just using velcro would be good enough.

I currently have an iPod video but that's too big and too expensive to have on the back of a helmet :applause: My plan is to get a iPod shuffle which holds up to 120 songs for the $70 version.

I guess the reason I posted this was to get your guys feedback on the idea and maybe some ideas on how to mount the mp3 player itself. I could just clip it on the waist of my pants or to my arm or something, but that isn't nearly as cool as having it all mounted on the helmet with next to none of the chord showing.

Also, I wanted to post this so if you guys are talking to me and I'm not responding it's because I'm rocking out and can't hear you! :thumbsup:

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I got a 1gb creative labs zen micro mp3 player for 65 bucks at newegg. I did ride one time with headphones on and a cassette player but it ate the tape after i stopped. It seems to relax you alot more, i get so tense when i ride fast i wear myself out too early. I think thats why im a good mud rider, it calms me alot, i hate mud and will avoid it at all costs most times, but for some reason i race well in it.

Im trying to configure them to fit in my helmet also.

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I'll show you mine once I'm done with it and you do the same for me :thumbsup:

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If you ride with a hydration pack or something similar you could put your mp3 player etc... in one of the pockets zip the zipper so there is just enough room for the cord to fit through. Plus if you crash the mp3 player will be more protected than on your waist or anywhere else. Another bonus is that most packs are fairly waterproof so you wouldnt have to worry about the player being exposed to the elements as much. Hope this helps :thumbsup: And I almost forgot if the cord is long enough run it under your jersey so it doesnt catch on any branches or things that could snag it.

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I'll show you mine once I'm done with it and you do the same for me :thumbsup:

I did not know that you guy were that TIGHT :ride:

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I did not know that you guy were that TIGHT :ride:

I am just trying to fit in, I thought it was a suburb thing :thumbsup::applause:

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I am just trying to fit in, I thought it was a suburb thing :thumbsup::applause:

I missed you tonight. I was out in your hood :ride:

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I love listening to music on my iPod when riding. It makes me get a little crazy. Make sure you do pay more attention to riding than the music. :thumbsup: I always went the easy way, put the head phones that came with my iPod into my ears, and put my helmet on, ran the cord down my the inside of my jersey connect to my iPod on my waist clip.

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Where does the turntable go? :thumbsup::ride:

Above the reel-to-reel. That way it is subject to less vibration.

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I missed you tonight. I was out in your hood :thumbsup:

Where's about?

Were you the creepy guy walking around in my parking lot suspiciously close to my truck around 11pm? :ride:

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I'll show you mine once I'm done with it and you do the same for me :thumbsup:
Damn, I didn't know you swing that way. Not that it's a bad thing. :ride::applause:

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Damn, I didn't know you swing that way. Not that it's a bad thing. :ride::applause:

You old guys need to get your minds out of the gutter! :thumbsup:

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Where's about?

Were you the creepy guy walking around in my parking lot suspiciously close to my truck around 11pm? :thumbsup:

Playoffs Sports Bar

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Where does the turntable go? :thumbsup::ride:

Right next to the reel to reel, duh. :applause:

Ok 2rad beat me to that one, crap.

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I like to listen to the BeeGees when I ride. These are some of my favorites.

Above And Beyond

After Dark

A Girl Needs to Love

Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You

Alive

All By Myself

All of My Life

All the King's Horses

All the Love In the World

All This Making Love

Alone

Alone Again

A Long Time Ago

And I'll Be Happy

And the Children Laughing

And the Sun Will Shine

And the Walls Fell Down

An Everlasting Love

Angela

Another Lonely Night In New York

Anything For You

As Fast As I Can

August October

Baby As You Turn Away

Baby I'm Losing You

Back Home

Backtafunk

Back to the People

Bad Bad Dreams

Bad Girl

Barker of the U.F.O.

Birdie Told Me

Black Diamond

Blue Island

Be Who You Are

Big Chance

Bodyguard

Boogie Child

Born a Man

Boys Do Fall In Love

Brand New Heart

Breakout

Buried Treasure

Bunbury Afternoon

Bury Me Down by the River

Butterfly

By the Light of the Burning Candle

Can't Keep a Good Man Down

Carried Away

Chain Reaction

Changin' Me

Charade

Cherry Red

Childhood Days

Children of the World

Claustrophobia

Close Another Door

Closer Than Close

Coalman

Come Home Johnny Bride

Come On Over

Could It Be

Country Lanes

Country Women

Cowman Milk Your Cow

Cover You

Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy of Arts

Crazy For Your Love

Crime Of Passion

Cryin' Every Day

Cucumber Castle

Daytime Girl

Danger

Dearest

Deja Vu

Desire

Diamonds

Dimensions

Dogs

Don't Fall In Love With Me

Don't Forget Me Ida

Don't Forget to Remember

Don't Give Up On Each Other

Don't Let It Happen Again

Don't Say Goodbye

Don't Stop the Night

Don't Want to Live Inside Myself

Don't You Go, I Need Your Love

Down the Road

Down to Earth

Do You Love Her

Dreamin' On

Eaten Alive

Edge of the Universe

Edison

Elisa

Embrace

Emotion

E.S.P.

Evening Star

Everlasting Love

Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You

Every Second, Every Minute

Evolution

Experience

Eyes

Eyes That See In the Dark

Face to Face

Fallen Angel

Falling In Love With You

Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)

Farmer Ferdinand Hudson

Fight

Fine Line

First of May

Flesh And Blood

Follow the Wind

Forever

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ghost Train

Gilbert Green

Give a Hand, Take a Hand

Give Me a Smile

Give Your Best

Giving Up the Ghost

Glass House

Gone Gone Gone

Gone With the Wind

Grease

Greatest Man In the World

Guilty

Had a Lot of Love Last Night

Happy Ever After

Harry Braff

Haunted House

Heartbeat In Exile

Heartbreaker

Heart Like Mine

Hearts On Fire

Heavy Breathing

He Can't Love You

Here I Am

He's a Liar

He's a Thief

Hey

High Civilization

Hold Her In Your Hand

Hold Me

Hold On (To My Love)

Holiday

Horizontal

House of Lords

House of Shame

House Without Windows

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

How Deep Is Your Love

How Love Was True

How Many Birds

How Old Are You

How to Fall In Love, Pt.1

Human Sacrifice

I Am the World

I Am Your Driver

I Believe In Miracles

I Can Bring Love

I Can't Help It

I Can't Let You Go

I Can't See Anything (But You)

I Can't See Nobody

I Close My Eyes

I Could Not Love You More

Idea

I'd Like to Leave If I May

I Don't Think It's Funny

I Don't Know Why I Bother With Myself

I Don't Wanna Be the One

If I Can't Have You

If I Were the Sky

If Only Had My Mind On Something Else

I Held a Party

I Just Don't Like to Be Alone

I Just Want to Be Your Everything

I'll Know What to Do

I Laugh In Your Face

I Lay Down And Die

I'll Kiss Your Memory

(I Love) Being In Love With You

I Love You Too Much

Immortality

I'm Not Wearing Any Make-up

I'm Satisfied

I'm Watching You

I'm Weeping

In And Out of Love

Indian Gin and Whiskey Dry

In My Own Time

In the Morning

In the Summer of His Years

In Your Diary

In Your World

I.O.I.O.

Irresistible Force

I Should Have Stayed In Bed

Islands In the Stream

Israel

I Started a Joke

I Still Love You

I Surrender

It Doesn't Matter Much to Me

It Makes No Difference

It's Just the Way

It's My Neighborhood

I Want Home

I Was a Lover, a Leader of Men

I Was the Child

I Will

I Will Always Love You

I Will Be There

I've Decided to Join the Air Force

I've Got to Get a Message to You

Jealousy

Jive Talkin'

Jingle Jangle

Juliet

Jumbo

Just In Case

Just One More Night

Kathy's Gone

Kilburn Towers

King And Country

King of Fools

Kitty Can

Kiss of Life

Lady

Lamplight

Lay It On Me

Lemons Never Do Forget

Lesson In Love

Let Me Wake Up In Your Arms

Let's Stomp Australia Way

Let There Be Love

Letting Go

Life Goes On

Life Story

Like a Fool

Like Nobody Else

Lion In Winter

Little Boy

Little Miss Rhythm And Blues

Live Or Die

Living Eyes

Living In Another World

Living In Chicago

Living Together

Living With You

Lonely Days

Long Life

Loose Talk Costs Lives

Lord Bless All

Lost In the Crowd

Lost In Your Love

(Love Is) Thicker Than Water

Love Me

Love On the Line

Love Or Money

Love So Right

Lovers

Love You

Love You Inside Out

Lucky Me

Lum-de-loo

Make It Like a Memory

Man For All Seasons

Man In The Middle

Mando Bay

Man On Fire

Marly Purt Drive

Massachusetts

Maypole Mews

Melody Fair

Method to My Madness

Midsummer Nights

Miracles Happen

Misunderstood

Monday's Rain

Moonlight Madness

More And More

More Than a Woman

Most of My Life

Mother And Jack

Mr. Natural

My Destiny

My Eternal Love

My Thing

My Life Has Been a Song

My Lovers's Prayer

My World

Nature of the Beast

Never Been Alone

Never Give Up

Never Say Never Again

New York Mining Disaster 1941

Night Fever

Night of Love

Nights On Broadway

No Other Heart

Nothing Could Be Good

Not In Love At All

Obsessions

Odessa

Oh Teacher

Omega Man

One

One Love

One Million Years

One Minute Woman

One Night (For Lovers)

One Road

On Time

Ordinary Lives

Overnight

(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away

Paper Mache, Cabbages and Kings

Paradise

Party With No Name

Paying the Price of Love

Peace of Mind

Playdown

Please Don't Turn Out the Light

Please Read Me

Portrait of Louise

Possession

Promises

Promise the Earth

Radiate

Railroad

Reaching Out

Really And Sincerely

Rebecca

Red Chair Fade Away

Remedy

Remembering

Rest Your Love On Me

Robot

Road to Alaska

Run to Me

Run Wild

Sacred Trust

Saved by the Bell

Save Me, Save Me

Saw a New Morning

Sea of Smiling Faces

Search Find

Searchin'

Second Hand People

Secret Agent

Secret Love

Shadow Dancing

Shatterproof

She Keeps On Coming

She Says

Shine Shine

Sincere Relation

Sir Geoffrey Saved the World

Smile For Me

Smoke And Mirrors

So Far So Good

Soldiers

Somebody Stop the Music

Someone Belonging to Someone

Someone I Ain't

Someone to Believe In

Songbird

Sound Of Love

South Dakota Morning

Spicks And Specks

Spirits Having Flown

Spread Your Wings (For Your Love)

Stay Alone

Stayin' Alive

Still Waters Run Deep

Stop, Think Again

Storm

Subway

Suddenly

Sun In My Morning

Surfer Boy

Swan Song

Sweetheart

Sweet Song of Summer

System of Love

Take Hold of That Star

Take the Short Way Home

Talk to Me

Tears

Technicolour Dreams

Tell Me Why

Temptation

Terrible Way to Treat Your Baby

That's What I'll Give to You

The Battle of the Blue and the Grey

The Chance of Love

The Change Is Made

The Earnest of Being George

The Extra Mile

The 1st Mistake I Ever Made

The Hunter

The Longest Night

The Lord

The Love Inside

The Love of a Women

Then You Left Me

The Runaway

The Only Love

These Walls Have Eyes

The Singer Sang His Song

The Wishing Song

The Woman in You

The Worst Girl In this Town

They'll Never Know

They Say

This Is Where I Came In

This Is Your Life

This Woman

Three Kisses of Love

Throw a Penny

Timber

Time Is Time

Tint of Blue

To Be Or Not to Be

Tokyo Nights

To Love Somebody

Tomorrow Tomorrow

Too Much Heaven

Top Hat

Town of Tuxley Toymaker - Pt.1

Toys

Trafalgar

Tragedy

Treacle Brown

True Confessions

Turning Tide

Turn of the Century

Two People

Two Years On

(Underneath the) Starlight of Love

Until

Up the Revolution

Voice In The Wilderness

Voices

Walking Back to Waterloo

Walking On Air

Warm Ride

Watching the Hours Go By

Watch What You Say

(We Are) Atomic

Weekend

Wedding Day

We Lost the Road

We're the Bunburys

What Kind Of Fool

When Do I

When He's Gone

When the Swallows Fly

When Two Worlds Collide

Where Are You

Where Do I Go

Where Tomorrow Is

Wherever You Are

While I Play

Whisper Whisper

Who's Been Writing On the Wall Again

Wouldn't I Be Someone

Why

Wildflower

Will You Ever Let Me

Wind of Change

Wine And Women

Wing And a Prayer

Wish You Were Here

With My Eyes Closed

With the Sun In My Eyes

Woman In Love

Words

World

X-Ray Eyes

You

You And I

You Are My Love

You Don't Say Us Anymore

You Do Your Loving With Me

You Know It's For You

You'll Never See My Face Again

Young Man's Fancy

Yours

You Should Be Dancing

You Stepped Into My Life

You Win Again

You Wouldn't Know

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If this doesn't pump you up, I don't know what will....

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,

I'm a woman's man: no time to talk.

Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around

since I was born.

And now it's all right. It's OK.

And you may look the other way.

We can try to understand

the New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,

you're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',

and we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Well now, I get low and I get high,

and if I can't get either, I really try.

Got the wings of heaven on my shoes.

I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose.

You know it's all right. It's OK.

I'll live to see another day.

We can try to understand

the New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,

you're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',

and we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.

Somebody help me, yeah.

Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.

Somebody help me, yeah. Stayin' alive.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,

I'm a woman's man: no time to talk.

Music loud and women warm,

I've been kicked around since I was born.

And now it's all right. It's OK.

And you may look the other way.

We can try to understand

the New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,

you're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',

and we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.

Somebody help me, yeah.

Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me, yeah.

I'm stayin' alive.

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This song makes me want to do a backflip nac nac over a triple.

Sea Of Smiling Faces

Yesterday was history who knows what there is gonna be when we meet again

Will you smile and tell the world about me

Can there be no doubt about me I was your friend

As I gaze upon a sea of smiling faces

Walk amongst the glow of moonlit places

The look in your eyes, to see your smile

Won't bring you back to me

I remember things we planned

The world would never understand but we found a way

And the world of love you gave to me

Each moment is a memory, whatever they say

As I gaze upon a sea of smiling faces

Walk amongst the glow of moonlit places

The look in your eye, to see you smile

Won't bring you back to me

For the look in your eye, to see your smile

Won't bring you back to me

Yesterday was history who knows what there is gonna be when me meet again

Will you smile and tell the world about me

Can there be no doubt about me I was your friend

As I gaze upon a sea of smiling faces

Walk amongst the glow of moonlit places

The look in your eye, to see your smile

Won't bring you back to me

For the look in your eye, to see your smile

Won't bring you back to me

For the look ....(repeat lines and fade out)

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