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Old 12-17-08, 04:35 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-17-08, 04:40 PM   #2
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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.
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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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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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I suppose if you rode no-hands you could strum a guitar...
Sure you can, The Bicycling Guitarist
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If you have to toot, do it at the back of the pack...
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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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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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Dang, beat me to the joke. "Is that a tuba back there or just a large truck?"
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