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Old 02-26-02, 09:13 PM   #1
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Songs in the night

In the darkness of the night, when you're alone and tired, sing.

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Old 02-26-02, 10:11 PM   #2
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I often sing while walking or cycling, but I need to learn some new songs. I only know about seven or eight of them.
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Old 02-26-02, 10:22 PM   #3
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I often sing while walking or cycling, but I need to learn some new songs. I only know about seven or eight of them.
It's funny how I'll get a song from somewhere inside.

(Where do those commercials come from, though? )
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In the darkness of the night, when you're alone and tired, sing.

This might sound weird, but you've hit on something I do a lot.
When I'm trying to get to sleep, often I'll sing a song, (to myself in my head,) and it almost always puts me right to sleep. Trying to think of the words I think has a lot to do with it. I use an old Eagles song a lot, "The Last Resort." It's kind of long and tells a story.
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Old 02-27-02, 01:50 AM   #5
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To my horror, I realised that as I was cycling home a few weeks ago I was singing "Farewell, Adieu, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight".

I HATE THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
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I usually sing to myself while riding.

Unfortunatley it is usually the same verse over and over and over...
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Old 02-27-02, 07:36 AM   #7
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I don't sing while riding,
but I do sing Jimmy Buffet while
diving.
strange sounding thru the regulator
and bubbles...

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Probably my son's first sentence was "Moma, please don't sing me lullaby's anymore." So I refrain from singing on my bike. However, I do sing in the rental car when I'm on the 3 hour drive from the airport to my mother's, and it's late, and I'm tired. It helps me keep awake. Probably blows off C02.
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Old 02-27-02, 07:05 PM   #9
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Sometimes I'll do it when I don't have too much to think about on the bike (in my head when I'm with other people!). As far as sleeping goes, I listen to some soft music from my radio to help me fall asleep.
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For some reason, one song I sing to myself when cycling is "Quinn the Eskimo". I have no idea why.

I should point out that it's supposed to be bad luck to sing in bed- out loud that is.
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Old 02-28-02, 03:17 AM   #11
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I fancy myself as a budding opera singer!

But after the first line of "Nessum Dorma" . "Oh Mia Bambino Charo" etc , the language defeats me.
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I just talk to myself.
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Does anyone sing during bikemaintenance? i think its great! :cool:
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Love songs such as "You are the bearings in my bottom bracket" etc ?
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I should point out that it's supposed to be bad luck to sing in bed- out loud that is.
I hope that's only in Canada, or else I'm in trouble....
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Does anyone sing during bikemaintenance? i think its great! :cool:
I usually turn on the radio...which means I'm usually singing along, too...
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Next time you get a riding partner, try to see who can whistle the longest going up a long/steep climb. It can have interesting results and get you to laughing pretty quick so watch it.
Another thing I do is talk to strange dogs that sprint out to meet me. Sometimes you can read their body language when they respond to a calm voice and get clues as to what their intentions are.
It's a wonder I haven't gotten shot for a loonie before now.
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Sometimes on a tough hill I'll say "C'mon baby light my fire", or on a downhill I'll say ," yeee-haaawww!!", or when I can't stop, "Oh cr@p!!".
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"Old Dan and I with throats burned dry, and souls that cry for water, cool clear water.

Keep them moving Dan, don't you understand Dan, he's a devil and not a man and he spreads the burning sands with water, cool, clear water"

kinda hard not to have a song in your heart when out on the bike
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Hey, who did that song anyways? I can never remember.
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Hey, who did that song anyways? I can never remember.
Probably a lot of people, but Tom Jones is who I remember singing it.
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There's a song by Aussie band Divinyls called Pleasure and Pain which I sing on long days in the saddle.

The chorus goes - "It's a fine line between pleasure and pain - you've done it once you can do it again - whatever you've done don't try to explain - it's a fine fine line between pleasure and pain."

It really sums up the feeling when you're searching for the motivation to finish a tough day.
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How about a few bars of "Sunshine on My Paved Shoulder Makes me Happy!"
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One of the songs I sing during my early morning rides is, "The Devil went down to Georgia"

You know the one, yeah you're humming it right now! "He was looking for a soul to steal, he was way behind and willing to make a deal, when he came across ....."
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