Monday, October 22, 2007


Per my bike club. Excellent. I fully endorse PLD discrimination:

In accordance with our Risk Management Policy, the TCBC Board of Directors at its October 2, 2007, meeting unanimously voted to ban all Personal Listening Devices (PLDs) on all TCBC bicycle rides effective immediately. PLDs include such items as iPods and radios or headphones of any type, except for tandem communication systems. The TCBC Board believe that using PLDs while bicycling, either in a group or alone, is unsafe and poses an unnecessary risk to the user and other riders. Safe bicycling demands the riders' complete attention and the total use of their available senses 100% of the time. Riders who fail to respect this policy will be removed from the participation list of the ride they are on. Habitual offenders will not be welcomed on future TCBC rides.
Best Regards, The TCBC Board


MeanMrMustard said...

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not -- but then, I rarely can. I agree with this edict 100%. If iPods are acceptable, then so are ear plugs and blindfolds.

Easy for me to say, of course, since the only rider I make rules for besides me is my daughter. Still, I think this is the right thing.

Scooter said...

I'm not being sarcastic. I hate it when people wear headphones and earbuds while riding. It's a pet peeve of mine.

Anonymous said...

I would think people would see the wisdom of not riding with them, if for no other reason than a instinct for self-preservation.