Music... headphones or bluetooth speaker? I stopped wearing the right ear headphone.
Bluetooth speaker has been good. At stop lights, some people (most) smile and laugh - late 80's / early 90's dance music. Just because. Nothing obscure, just making other riders smile - like when they smiled when they went to a good movie like Life of Pets or whatever their Secret is.
Anyway - those of you who wear full headphones... BOO on you!
Those who have a bluetooth and people can hear you and the music you like. Good for you!
And then we wonder why people hate cyclists huh? I can't blame you, it can be hard when everyone else is in YOUR way. Better yet, get a whistle like this guy ;)
What is your method to alerting others of your presence?
Some times a kind "on your left." Some times a "watch out!" if someone suddenly darts across the way. Some times when a pedestrian or driver is not paying attention I yell "STOP! STOP!" but not angry.
Very funny video. :)
in a later episode he gets a car and becomes super anti-cyclist
That's even better.
Oh yeah! I've done that as well.
I did have to do the STOP STOP! to a car that was blowing the red light onto the bike lanes on Dearborn. They did stop short of the crosswalk as pedestrians began to cross.