Wheel full 70px As I ride along, I’m using the Audible and Downpour apps on my iPhone to listen to a selection of audiobooks.  I’ve either read or listened to most of them before, but “Razor Girl” is Carl Hiaasen’s newest and “Debt to Pay” is Reed Farrell Coleman’s just released Spenser novel.  I’ve attached an almost weightless Bluetooth speaker to a bike helmet strap and I can hear the reader just fine over all but the loudest traffic or wind noise.


Wheel full 70px Here’s the list so far.

Mortal Stakes, Robert B. Parker
The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett
Razor Girl, Carl Hiaasen
The Scarlet Ruse, John D. MacDonald
The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett
The Black Marble, Joseph Wambaugh
The Choirboys, Joseph Wambaugh
Red Square, Martin Cruz Smith
Polar Star, Martin Cruz Smith
Debt to Pay, Reed Farrell Coleman
Early Autumn, Robert B. Parker
Free Fall in Crimson, John D. MacDonald

Wheel full 70px Another beautiful day today.  I should wind up near Bucksport, Maine for the night.


4 thoughts on “Listening

  1. Nice photos. Good documentation of experiences you’re having now that you’ll look back on later, reliving the ride. I’m envious.

    Nagging advice: Try not to get distracted from the road. Most of my spills have been from getting lulled into a “riding trance”, then missing something completely obvious right in front of me. And when you do spill, and you will, try to roll (ha, ha). Try to get cars to go first, in front of you. It takes the pressure off so you can enjoy the ride. Like with motorcycles, some drivers don’t mentally see the bicycles. From atop your bicycle you can usually get a good look at drivers’ eyes, which will give you an idea of what they’re going to do next. If there’s heavy traffic, sometimes I’ll just pull over to have a bite and wait it out, or even rethink that part of the route. Think risk-management percentages going into upcoming situations, then take the lowest risk option even if it means more work. It’ll pay off in the long haul.

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    • Ok, I didn’t really mean “take the lowest risk option”. Otherwise you wouldn’t be out there. Just make a good comparison of options and their associated risks. I should shut up now. Ride on, McDuff!

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