Many of you probably already know this but I'm new to riding (about 3 months) and I just thought I'd pass this along. I tried wearing earplugs tonight while I was riding and I have got to say.....what a difference! The wind noise virtually disappears. This allowed me to relax and focus better (didn't feel like I was going as fast) and really helped me hear my engine, making throttle blipping on downshifts much easier. I think it should help me to feel what the bike is doing much more when I'm riding. I'm definitely gonna wear some plugs on the 18th at mission with WCSS.