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    Is there a song?

    I've been told by some that there is always a song playing in your head even as you think about whatever it is you think about... What about when you cycle? Is there a theme or song that plays in your head or does it change depending on your mood or the type of ride you are on?


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    Normally comes in when it starts raining -or the wind gets up or the temp drops drastically

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    Today, it was "I Need A Hero".

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    "Radar Love" or "Move It On Over"
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    My song varies, but one of my most memorable was cycling down a gravel road as I was near the end of my paper route (My route was about 3 miles of cycling)... For some reason the instrumental lead in to Shaft came to mind when I was "in the zone".

    Since getting back into cycling, that song pops up once in a while when I am feeling strong.

    Another song that comes to mind more frequently than others is John Foggerty's Centerfield...

    Over all, I am pretty eclectic... depending on mood, I can have anything from new age to classic rock bouncing around in my head. Primarily rock, classical, new age, country and a little jazz.
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    I never seem to get a really good song stuck in my head. For the last several days my wife has had a newspaper advertisement sitting on the kitchen counter. There is a picture on the same page of an Elvis impersonater underwater. Every time I see that paper my mind immediately clicks on to "Won't you wear my ring around your neck...."
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    Seems like I get songs stuck in my head, and most seem to match the cadence I'm in at the time. Harsh climbs bring out AC/DC Hell's Bells...

    Long endurance rides seem to bring Lennon's "Watching the Wheels", and I'm not sure how I unearthed that one...

    Weekend rides with the local bunch of kids and slow weekend riders brings on "The Wheels on the Bike go Round and Round, Round and Round, Round and Round". That one gets unnerving sometimes.

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    I often create my own songs on the spot, often with some kind of jazzy theme. The lyrics are repetitive and terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    I often create my own songs on the spot, often with some kind of jazzy theme. The lyrics are repetitive and terrible.
    Won't you favor us with an example?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    I often create my own songs on the spot, often with some kind of jazzy theme. The lyrics are repetitive and terrible.
    I didn't know that those counted!
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    And on that mornin' when I wake up
    I'll see your face inside a cloud
    See your smile inside a window
    Hear your voice inside a crowd
    Calling, "Come with me baby and we'll fly"

    Yeah, we'll fly-y-y, yeah, we'll fly

    Yeah, we'll fly to the east, we'll fly to the west
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    Yeah, we'll fly to the north, we'll fly to the south
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    Depends on the ride. Once, when doing an out and back route against a 30mph headwind I struggled along and some of the serious music from Dr. Zhivago kept repeating in my head (not the famous Lara's theme). Then on the way back when I was flying, it was the theme song from, of all things, Gilligan's Island!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JT52
    Then on the way back when I was flying, it was the theme song from, of all things, Gilligan's Island!
    Wanna have some fun? Since Amazing Grace to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.
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    Wanna have some fun? Since Amazing Grace to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.
    Well, I'll try, but I was really hoping to never hear that theme song again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Won't you favor us with an example?
    "Get your mitts off my tits" is one of the lines. That's all I'm sayin'. I don't want to have to deal with Sigmund Diego.
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    If someone is bugging me, or I want to "get them", I hum "It's A Small World" for a minute or so, then leave and think of another song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    "Get your mitts off my tits" is one of the lines. That's all I'm sayin'. I don't want to have to deal with Sigmund Diego.
    Classic 12-bar blues

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    Yea, Get your mits off my tits or I won't come round no more
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    Quote Originally Posted by HopedaleHills
    Classic 12-bar blues

    Get your mits off my tits or I won't come round no more
    Yea, Get your mits off my tits or I won't come round no more
    Cause I think you're going down
    If you keep on treating me like a w.....
    Wow. That's pretty daggone close. What is this weird transmigration of brain cells over the Internet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    I've been told by some that there is always a song playing in your head even as you think about whatever it is you think about... What about when you cycle? Is there a theme or song that plays in your head or does it change depending on your mood or the type of ride you are on?

    Somehow, Hail to the Chief gets stuck in my head.

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    Today going up what seemed like an endless hill....it was the Creedence Clearwater version of Heard it Through the Grapevine...which is an endless song..

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    Today it was a Waylon Jennings song

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    For more fun sing the theme of Gilligan's Island to the tune of Amazing Grace.

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