Has anyone else found that riding with ear plugs in really distorts your concept of how fast your travelling? I've been riding for a few years on and off, but i'd never decided (until last night) that I should wear ear plugs. I have been thinking about it recently and the noise on a medium/long ride has to be damaging to your hearing so I grabbed a handful from work yesterday and popped a pair in on my way home. I’ve worn in-ear headphones before but this was totally different. It was actually quite relaxing. So what I discovered when I set off was that I was taking corners and generally travelling along faster than I realised (i.e. too fast), and I was really surprised by how listening to the engine must really affect your concept of how fast your travelling.