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    Whats your favorite song to listen to when Cycling?

    Whats your favorite song to listen to when Cycling?
    We have a very long bike trail that i like to ride..
    Its safe and a closed course so its safe to listen to the Ipod..

    I like to listen to my 80's biking playlist..
    but my top 4 favorites are:

    Queen: Bicycle Race
    a-ha: Take On Me
    Duran Duran: Hungry Like The Wolf
    wall of voodoo: Mexican radio


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    Elton John "Funeral for a friend", any Earth Wind and Fire, Elvis, George Thorogood, Ted Nugent, Chaka Chan, Isley Bros. are some. This list is long and varied.
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    The Birds.

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    Tour de France by Kraftwerk.

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    Whatever's on the radio. I stream stations using the Tunein app, and can get just about any station worldwide (including police/fire/rescue, ATC, etc.... )
    Ride more. Fret less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Whatever's on the radio. I stream stations using the Tunein app, and can get just about any station worldwide (including police/fire/rescue, ATC, etc.... )
    I have tunein also.. I love it..
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    I prefer to forego music and listen to what's around me. Not a safety thing; just personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
    I prefer to forego music and listen to what's around me. Not a safety thing; just personal preference.
    I can dig that.
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    I never listen while cycling. Part of it is wanting the awareness of situations around me. I think my real strong reason is that I want to listen to nature and hopefully the peaceful environment. We are bombarded by sounds, technology and media all day, I find it is a great time to be away from it all and clear my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etw View Post
    I never listen while cycling. Part of it is wanting the awareness of situations around me. I think my real strong reason is that I want to listen to nature and hopefully the peaceful environment. We are bombarded by sounds, technology and media all day, I find it is a great time to be away from it all and clear my head.
    I can't be without my tech.. I have a camera mount on my bike for making Video blogs of my rides
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    Early in the morning on weekends, Muse. Every other time, I prefer to listen to traffic.
    The sun'll come out tomorrow.

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    Every other time, I prefer to listen to Traffic...

    Ride more. Fret less.

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    I didn't listen to anything for 49 years. I found that no matter what kind of earpiece I used music prevented me from hearing traffic. Two years ago I read about a guy who would listen to spoken word only with one earbud, curbside. I tried it and that works for me. So it's podcasts and interviews. Books on tape, er, audio books, take too much concentration to enjoy. And in the car, I find the older I get, the less I care to listen to music. If they had the internet when I was growing up, I don't think I would have listened to as much music as I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    The Birds.
    +1

    Wood thrush. I know I'm out of town when I hear it.

    Veery is also very cool.

    I can plug in to various other types of "music" all day, any day. Why would I want to listen to anything besides bird songs while I'm on my bike?

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    The sound of my tires on the road and the sound of drivers that might run me down.

    I do sometimes sing songs in my head though...

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    Dubstep or punk rock usually.

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    Daft punk get luck is a good one to bike too
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    "Sounds of silence". I would rather be able to hear the cars and trucks that may be approaching from all directions. I like staying alive and with all of my bones unbroken. I have never put on a set of ear buds and then gone for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t x View Post
    ...and the sound of drivers that might run me down...
    In what way does their sound differ from those who won't run you down?

    Once you ascertain that an approaching driver might run you down, what do you do in response?
    Ride more. Fret less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    In what way does their sound differ from those who won't run you down?

    Once you ascertain that an approaching driver might run you down, what do you do in response?
    It rapidly increases in volume at a rate that indicates our vectors of travel might intersect.

    In all seriousness though, I'm constantly making a mental map of the sounds around me while I ride so I can keep track of traffic. My eyes can only survey one area at a time, but my ears can hear everything. I would feel extremely vulnerable not being able to make use of that. Of course on a relatively safe MUP it would be different, but that's a minority of my miles.

    EDIT: As far as how I respond; if I hear something "threatening" I turn and look at what I heard. If it really is dangerous I'll take evasive action, which could be anything: quick lane change left, quick right into an alley or side street, who knows... it depends on the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
    +1

    Wood thrush. I know I'm out of town when I hear it.

    Veery is also very cool.

    I can plug in to various other types of "music" all day, any day. Why would I want to listen to anything besides bird songs while I'm on my bike?

    Around here, the Magpies are popular ... and beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Around here, the Magpies are popular ... and beautiful.
    Ha! I read Birds but thought Byrds earlier. I also enjoy the sounds of nature, and the neighborhood, and hearing a neighbors greetings, or even a strangers greetings, and activities in the parks, and the aroma of cookouts in the park etc. For me part of the passion for cycling is the intimate connection to your surroundings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
    I prefer to forego music and listen to what's around me. Not a safety thing; just personal preference.
    This!

    Quote Originally Posted by etw View Post
    I never listen to music while cycling. Part of it is wanting the awareness of situations around me. I think my real strong reason is that I want to listen to nature and hopefully the peaceful environment. We are bombarded by sounds, technology and media all day, I find it is a great time to be away from it all and clear my head.
    This!
    Quote Originally Posted by jowilson View Post
    ... I prefer to listen to traffic.
    This!

    Quote Originally Posted by t x View Post
    The sound of my tires on the road and the sound of drivers that might run me down.

    I do sometimes sing songs in my head though...
    This!

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
    "Sounds of silence". I would rather be able to hear the cars and trucks that may be approaching from all directions. I like staying alive and with all of my bones unbroken. I have never put on a set of ear buds and then gone for a ride.
    And this for certain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by t x View Post
    It rapidly increases in volume at a rate that indicates our vectors of travel might intersect.

    In all seriousness though, I'm constantly making a mental map of the sounds around me while I ride so I can keep track of traffic. My eyes can only survey one area at a time, but my ears can hear everything. I would feel extremely vulnerable not being able to make use of that. Of course on a relatively safe MUP it would be different, but that's a minority of my miles.

    EDIT: As far as how I respond; if I hear something "threatening" I turn and look at what I heard. If it really is dangerous I'll take evasive action, which could be anything: quick lane change left, quick right into an alley or side street, who knows... it depends on the situation.
    This fits me, exactly!

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    For safety reasons i listen to traffic but if i had to choose one it would be this one

    World's Scariest Police Chases
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