Unlike most of y'all, I talk on my cellphone A LOT
while riding (especially cross-country). I don't find it anymore distracting than talking with my wife sitting right behind me. In fact, I enjoy being able to call my family and friends back home and give them updates on my current location. Way cool!
You've probably seen the pic of my GT's cockpit (if not click
). In the past, I would keep my cellphone on the bike as long as it was not raining. That way I could see if a call was coming in, or if I had missed a call or had voicemail. I also got pretty good at flipping it open and dialing with gloves on!
But this year, I have a new RAZR and a new 2820, so I'll be utilizing the Bluetooth connection and won't need to have my cellphone handy. However, I will probably still have it mounted in the same place as I had my LG VX6100. And if it threatens rain, I'll put it safely in the tankbag out of harms way.
All of that to say ... No, I never keep my cellphone on my person
while riding. Nor do I keep my wallet on me. Just my I.D. card. Although, some of the posts in this thread makes a guy wonder. It would suck to crash and not be able to get back to your cellphone which just might save your life. Hhmmn...