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  1. #1
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    What kind of music do you cycle to?

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    I can only cycle to relaxing music, otherwise loud harsh music just makes my head hurt and its also dangerous because you cant hear your surroundings in case of emergencies. My fave is R&B music, especially Chico Debarge because his stuff is soothing but not to the point where you just wanna pull to the side of the road and take a long nap. He's been around for a while, but I'm really likin his newest single "Oh No" here. Dunno when it came out but I'm pretty sure just this year...what do you guys think? I can turn the volume down low and still hear the beat when Im cycling which is perfect!
    "Nothing’s better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you." umgd

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    not allowed to cycle with an iPod or a mp3 player... but i wouldn't even if i could... I just love the sound of the outdoors.

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    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=33074

    I'm also partial to the Foo Fighters. But it's all in my head, no earphones for me.

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    I listen to music when on the trainer (or in gym).

    I like rock and other fast stuff.

    Use Matrix soundtrack(s), Joan Jett, Sass Jordan, Bond (rocked out classical), a little George Thorogood (sp), some of the soundtracks from the show Alias get the cadence up. A bunch of other stuff...

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  5. #5
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    I don't listen to music when I ride outside. I would rather hear things in my surroundings and stay "unplugged".

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    I sometimes pop in one ear bud when I'm riding distance. While I love the sounds of nature, I sometimes what a bit of music - but I don't listen loud and can hear traffic, other cyclists, etc, just fine.

    Lately my artist of choice had been Jackie Greene - he's an up and coming blues/jazz/rock/whatever musician. I just love his voice.

    I do have a rather eclectic taste in music, though, so it's not unusual for my play list to include to also include, Diana Krall, Billy Joel, Queen, Frank Sinatra, sound tracks from Broadway, and Jimmy Buffett to name a few.
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by solobiker View Post
    I don't listen to music when I ride outside. I would rather hear things in my surroundings and stay "unplugged".
    Me too.
    i like to hear hybrid cars or dogs sneaking up behind me, but I also like to hear the crickets and birds and the sound of children playing too...that's my 'music'. My favorite music of all is riding past a dry rustling corn field or a babbling brook or frogs twanging in a swampy pond. Such a delight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andtckrtoo View Post
    I sometimes pop in one ear bud when I'm riding distance. While I love the sounds of nature, I sometimes what a bit of music - but I don't listen loud and can hear traffic, other cyclists, etc, just fine.

    Lately my artist of choice had been Jackie Greene - he's an up and coming blues/jazz/rock/whatever musician. I just love his voice.

    I do have a rather eclectic taste in music, though, so it's not unusual for my play list to include to also include, Diana Krall, Billy Joel, Queen, Frank Sinatra, sound tracks from Broadway, and Jimmy Buffett to name a few.
    I never heard of Jackie Greene. I just played one of his songs on youtube. He is pretty good. I have not listened to the radio in quite some time...not including NPR. Maybe I should start listening again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleeckerSt_Girl View Post
    Me too.
    i like to hear hybrid cars or dogs sneaking up behind me, but I also like to hear the crickets and birds and the sound of children playing too...that's my 'music'. My favorite music of all is riding past a dry rustling corn field or a babbling brook or frogs twanging in a swampy pond. Such a delight!
    I agree!! I love the sound of Fall. That is one thing I miss about living in upstate NY vs CO is all the leaves in the Fall. It captured all my senses..except for taste of course.

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    I admit that I am almost always listening to tunes when I commute or train on the road. It somehow adds to my fun. But as for music, it's the most eclectic mix ever. I have everything in my player from classical, opera, early (renaissance) music, all kinds of rock and metal, and even death metal (Slipknot, Sepultura). Everything in between like 70s pop (Neil Diamond, Anne Murray), reggae, folk (Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins) current metal, modern pop (Celine Dion : 0). You name it, it all adds to the fun!

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    I like to listen to music and my surrounding. But sometimes the music motivates me. I have all kinds of music on my mp3 player. Duran duran, John Butler trio, Stan ridgeway, Chris Isaak, police,,Beatles, stone temple pilots and the sound track from the True Blood show on HBO. If you like bluegrass it's great!
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    I've read that it's dangerous to listen to headphones, and I can certainly see why, so I don't, but I often have a soundtrack in my head, and it seems to be completely out of my control. It's partial to oldies. (I am old, after all.)

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    i normally only plug one earphone in...my playlist includes patti smith, juliette lewis and the licks, fiest, saul williams, pj harvey, poe, portishead, santagold, eva trout, nina simone, gnarls barkley, the yeah, yeah, yeahs and citizen cope.. grit and angst...what gets me in trouble is when i'm inspired to sing at the top of my lungs and temporary forget where i am...

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    While normally I don't listen to music when cycling, my biggest guilty pleasure while working out is JT (Justin Timberlake for those of you who don't know!)

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    umphreys mcgee!! did anyone ever hear of them?
    All you need is love!!!

 

 

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