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Old 12-04-18, 01:10 PM
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What’s your “Winter Trainer” Play List?

“Winter time, and the training ain’t easy”, thanks Porgy & Bess. But it isn’t. So I open the window to my man-cave, bicycle office, fire up the stereo and build play lists, how about you?

Here’s a start.



Warm Up

Warm San Francisco Night-Eric Burden and the Animals

California Girls-Beach Boys

Here Comes the Sun-Beatles

California Dreaming-The Mamas and The Papas



Hitting it Hard



Wipe Out-The Surfaris

Under My Thumb-Rolling Stones

Shock the Monkey-Peter Gabriel

Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones*

*Extra points: video collage of the Tour’s Devil, as intro to the Alps

11% Grade-it’s all about the Beat (low cadence/max resistance)

Heard it Through the Grapevine-Creedence Clearwater Revival

Another Brick in the Wall-Pink Flyod

Under Pressure-Queen

Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett

We Will Rock You-Queen

Cool Down

Space Oddity-David Bowie

Two out of Three Ain’t Bad-Meatloaf

Lady in Red-Chris De Burgh

Drift Away-Dobie Gray

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I don't have a music one. My bike on the trainer sits in front of the Roku TV and it's a Netflix/Hulu episode or two, movie, etc. for me. I can't ride the trainer just listening to music.
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noglider's podcasts (my picks)

I listen to these as I ride outside between home and work.
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My stuff is more driven. SRV or Joe Bonamassa, Judas Priest, MSG, Ramones, Thorogood or the Nighthawks, John Hiatt's quicker stuff, older Elvis, ZZ Top, Screaming Jets, Mark Knofler twisting, El Rayo X, David Lindley, and NRBQ for cool down. Sometimes, live Willie and Friends jams are good for an entire session. Lately, Garage Anthem.

A long training session, or treadmill, has me with Ted Talks or This American Life.

I never, ever listen while riding.
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Replacements, Wire, Spoon, Wilco and loads of Bowie from the Berlin trilogy.

Throw in some early Roxy Music, Velvets and Lou Reed solo stuff.

Cool down will always include Billy Bragg, Mason Jennings, PJ Harvey and maybe some Sharon Von Etten.
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What is this "play list" you speak of? I'm just spinin CDs through the Bose speakers. On the stationary its a lot of Trad (traditional Irish acoustic) with some bluegrass and odd stuff thrown in.

On the rollers (I cannot explain this) it's a double CD of Scott Joplin rags. It just works well. Weird!
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I watch TV for indoor trainer rides. Mostly binge watching sci-fi.

Every time Helena kills someone or gets refund, I sprint.

Orphan Black was exhausting.


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What is this "play list" you speak of? I'm just spinin CDs through the Bose speakers. On the stationary its a lot of Trad (traditional Irish acoustic) with some bluegrass and odd stuff thrown in.

On the rollers (I cannot explain this) it's a double CD of Scott Joplin rags. It just works well. Weird!
I think I have that CD. Almost impossible to play while driving, but outstanding when wrenching. I never tried it on a trainer.
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Any and all Stan Rogers.
Bob Seeger/Silver Bullet 'Nine Tonight Live'
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Bach, Handel depending on mood or hangover.
Raymond Scott
Classical music stream on Maine Public radio.
But my all-time go-to is Prokofiev's score to 'Alexander Nevsky'.

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I listen to a lot of Bach. I mean a lot.
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Funk playlist gets listened to quite a bit - James Brown, P-Funk, Chaka Kahn, Prince...

Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury, Devo...

For techno I have to give a shoutout to BF member Catnap aka DJCatnap, who has some good downloads.

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I usually watch a lighthearted movie and use TrainerRoad on a smart trainer so I can just do the workout and not think much. Lately I have switched to the sitcom Home Improvement. We have 5 seasons of it on DVD.
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Pandora. African roots-pop, classical guitar, whatever I'm feeling.
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Pretty much anything with a 4/4 time and tempo in the 60-70 range. My musical taste ranges from classic rock to current stuff.
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Ah yes, classical, I like Holst "The Planets" ups and downs in tempo and about the right length, usual suspects Herbert von Karajan, Zubin Mehta. But the wildest by far is an electronic performance by Isao Tomita, if that doesn't get your blood flowing your dead.
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Physio has me going slow and short so episodic TV is doable. Mr Robot Season 3 right now (oh yes). Waiting for the next Better Call Saul or Schitt's Creek.

Heavier selections from Beck, Elbow, Magazine, Raconteurs, etc...
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My trainer is in the basement with no windows, so I need something more visual than music. Netflix on the Ipad works for me, currently watching two excellent series, Narcos and Ozark.
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