I'm taking a road trip next week for 6 days and was considering bringing my ipod. It'll be long stretches of 55mph on divided highways through corn country. On my last road trip I fought boredom sometimes and having music to listen to would have been nice, but i'm concerned about it distracting me and covering up noises I might want to hear (traffic, sirens, bad bike noises). If i just keep the volume down I think I should be ok, and turn it off when I enter larger cities with traffic. I was just curious how many of you listen to music while you ride and if you think its a good idea.