I cheated a bit tonight, and I'm torn as to the effects to my hard core cautious rebel approach to motobikin'!
I listened to NPR in my left ear. Egad!
My right ear was the usual multi-colored foam ear plug!
But to be able to be distracted ever so gently while I ran the "3 blocks is too much" corridor of doom on Pico, well that was the nicest thing ever. I learned a bit about how the LA Mayor claims to be helping the homeless - by cutting the budget! Also heard about the Governator's "Million Solar Roof" initiative, and the minor issues, like the $30,000 investment won't even make back simple interest for years.
But did I pay as much attention to traffic as I should have? Was the calming effect more worthwhile then the typical frustrations I suffer while in LA traffic? Don't know... but I may try it again and keep an internal eye out for any lowering of my SitAware status.
dona nobis pacem