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Old 12-06-12, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
...Brain in my head has some music stored in it, and I hum a few of those tunes, as I go..
LOL! So true. I'm a musician yet people can't understand that I don't listen to music when I'm doing things like navigating traffic, working, going for a walk... etc. When the situation allows me to give music my undivided attention (otherwise it's a distraction) there's plenty in my head to listen to and compose/rearrange.

Lou-evil has plenty of streets and alleys that I've yet to explore so that helps keep my commute from becoming mundane.

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Old 12-06-12, 09:14 PM
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Just pretend like every car, person , tree, bird, dog is out to get you . Then you have plenty to think about while riding to work
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Pandora on my Iphone; no ear plugs... Sometimes I can't quite hear it in traffic, but most of the time I can hear it.
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Old 12-06-12, 10:35 PM
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I once worked out the entire lyrics to the sitcom Greed Acres as I rode home from work. It was agonizing at first, then relentless as I couldn't get it out of my mind.

"I get allergic, smelling hay."
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Old 12-06-12, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by scroca View Post
I once worked out the entire lyrics to the sitcom Greed Acres as I rode home from work. It was agonizing at first, then relentless as I couldn't get it out of my mind.

"I get allergic, smelling hay."

oh hell... on behalf of those that now have that stuck in their head..... i hope you get 2 flats on the way home
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Old 12-07-12, 01:58 AM
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Can you ride a wheelie? I can pop the front wheel up and pedal one for 20 meters or so but I want to be able to wheelie indefinitely. I am still trying to find that balance point. I usually practice on my commute if Im not in a hurry.
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Old 12-07-12, 07:50 AM
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This forum got some very insightful people, its amazing. Very refreshing responses! But, it really amazes me how most people here listening to stuff while cycling! I have been commuting for 10 years and I've never even consider listening to music, let alone audiobooks, because of the distraction it causes. But then again maybe your drivers are more careful than the greeks.

mtb123, I've been trying to so a wheelie for years (on and off), but I just can't, i find it extremely dificult

Vol, come to Greece with your bike for a week and I'll show you the mountain life!

i-love-my-bike, impresssssive list!! To tell you the truth that makes me reconsider my believes about listening audiobooks while on the bike.
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Old 12-07-12, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
I find it too difficult to read books the old fashioned way while I ride.

Note: good readers add an extra dimension to the enjoyment of the audio books, I especially like the readers of the Elmore Leonard, James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly and Alan Furst novels. I've read every other book by these authors that I couldn't get in Audio format and enjoyed them, but not as much as the audio novels.
+1 on the audio books and thanks for the list! For the purists, I'm usually "reading" an audio book for commutes and a "real" book whilst non-riding. On the way in to work I listen to npr, audio book on the way home. I've had some books I was so into I couldn't wait to get on the bike to go home and listen. With an hour's ride I get a pretty good dose - currently on book 4 of the Ender Wiggens saga. We should start a sticky on audio books for bike commuting!
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Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
+1 on the audio books and thanks for the list! For the purists, I'm usually "reading" an audio book for commutes and a "real" book whilst non-riding. On the way in to work I listen to npr, audio book on the way home. I've had some books I was so into I couldn't wait to get on the bike to go home and listen. With an hour's ride I get a pretty good dose - currently on book 4 of the Ender Wiggens saga. We should start a sticky on audio books for bike commuting!
Excellent idea! I just created a new thread for that
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I don't see how you could possibly get bored on a ride less than 4.5 miles, that's barely long enough to get warmed up.

I'm a little surprised that Roby on Page 1 was the only other person to key in on this.
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Originally Posted by scroca View Post
I once worked out the entire lyrics to the sitcom Greed Acres as I rode home from work. It was agonizing at first, then relentless as I couldn't get it out of my mind.

"I get allergic, smelling hay."
"Land spreading out so far and wide..."
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Old 12-07-12, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb123 View Post
Can you ride a wheelie? I can pop the front wheel up and pedal one for 20 meters or so but I want to be able to wheelie indefinitely. I am still trying to find that balance point. I usually practice on my commute if Im not in a hurry.
I can ride a unicycle yet suck at riding wheelies despite decades worth of attempts... go figure.
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Old 12-07-12, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JKLauderdale View Post
... I've been toying with customizing a helmet by boring out a spot in the bottom-back for the headset speakers and using bone conduction but my money keeps going to other things...like bills and food
There's an idea that never quite caught on... and I thought the BonePhone was actually pretty neat back in the day.
https://pocketcalculatorshow.com/magi...979-bone-fone/
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