well today i decided to commute home on the bike. last time i rode was maybe a week ago. another short trip around the block. well it was fun as hell today even tho i didnt really do anything fun. just rode in traffic. but before the ride i put on some earplugs. lemme just say wearing them makes riding so much more enjoyable. the loud noise from the engine and all the cars around was something that i always had a hard time dealing with. well with the earplugs on everything is so much quieter. the only noise u hear when riding is the engine but a lot less noisy, and cars passing next to u. everything thats a distance away doesnt reach ur ears. i will never ride w/o plugs again. for those of u who are like me and hate how noisy motorcycles can be, give them a try. it takes a lil longer for me to gear up now b4 i start riding, but its extremely worth it.