I second what Robert Dobbs said about the music. I know some people get irked by people playing music out loud and I used to feel the same, but I’ve evolved on this issue over the past year after a couple close calls. Not only does it alert wildlife of your presence (I’m more worried about skunks personally), but I ride a lot of multi-use and two-way trails that have blind turns and the music has prevented potential accidents even in the daylight. I try to listen to stuff that wouldn’t be offensive to the ears (no death metal…I keep that to myself lol) and keep the volume at a level where it isn’t filling the woods around me so people only hear for 20 seconds or less when I’m moving. I just really enjoy listening to music when I’m riding. I used to wear headphones, but that’s another safety issue….