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    Your opinion on making music while riding

    This is a different take on the recent "Your opinion on listening to music while riding" thread - i.e., whether you make your own music, not just listen to something else. Do you sing, hum, whistle, maybe tap a beat on the handlebars? I suppose if you rode no-hands you could strum a guitar or play a violin or harmonica or...

    I found this instrument that allows your bike to help you produce music while you ride. It may be a silly device to a lot of us but I thought it was a clever idea to use your legs to provide the wind needed for music. Besides that, people will think you've mounted jet thrusters on your handlebars and every kid in the neighborhood will want to know how fast you can fly.

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    Sometimes I sing along to what I'm listening to when I ride. I did this a lot more in the warmer months, when I wasn't as focused on getting from A to B.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    I've been known to bust a mean beat-box while riding.

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    Whooooaa Doooood !!
    Really, thanks for that link !!!
    Im wondering if I could do this with an Irish Penny flute !

    As someone who lives and breaths guitars, Im always composing riffs
    in my head on my morning ride in ...They are fantastic !!! Unfortunately,
    I can never remember them by the evening

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    I sing all the time... good thing I'm moving though... it might not be good for those I am near otherwise.

    Cycling is based on rhythms, and when I get a good cadence going, I can't help but hear a song in my head and from time to time I sing out loud.

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    I defy anyone to deny that loudly singing the Ride of the Valkyrie does not improve any ride.

    da da-da DAAAAAH daaah, dah dah-dah DAAAAH daaah . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by J B Bell View Post
    I defy anyone to deny that loudly singing the Ride of the Valkyrie does not improve any ride.

    da da-da DAAAAAH daaah, dah dah-dah DAAAAH daaah . . .
    I love the smell of napalm in the morning! Smells like.... victory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainstrainer View Post
    I suppose if you rode no-hands you could strum a guitar...
    Sure you can, The Bicycling Guitarist
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    I sometimes sing, especially on downhills.

    How about making art while riding?
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    My newfound healthy eating habits have me making all kinds of music on my bike...And, unfortunately every where else.

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    Bagpipes.
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    There's a guy near my work that rides around with bongos fixed between high rise handlebars. He beats on them with a drum stick while riding.
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    I have a laptop with finale mounted on my handlebars so I can work on my untitled symphony at stoplights or during the flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    If you have to toot, do it at the back of the pack...
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