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Old 02-14-07, 03:58 PM
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Nominate your favorite music for trainer rides

I'll start the first nomination with Mr. Roboto from Styx
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Old 02-14-07, 04:09 PM
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You might also want to check out this thread:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=trainer+music

or

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=music+trainer
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I don't have a trainer, just a recumbent exercise bike but..............I like a variety of music but if I really want to get my heart pumping it's a CD put together from the Blue Man Group. It's not a stage production and it uses a larger band than their show but whatever it is it gets me goin'.
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Your right, excellent thread that I missed.
And yes, I do like Pinetop Perkins.
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Old 02-14-07, 04:45 PM
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Why just the trainer rides? Got an I Pod recently and 4 hours of Blues and Status Quo keep the legs going round at a good pace on the trails. Even turns me into one those other users that are so preoccupied in what they are doing- That I can get my own back.
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A CD I made that I listen to when I am either on the trainer or the elliptical. Older stuff from Sly and the Family Stone, Older Chicago Stuff, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, Rare Earth, all older stuff and nothing slow.
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P.O.D., Nickelback, Blink 182 and Greenday. But that's just me . . . .
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Originally Posted by dminor
P.O.D., Nickelback, Blink 182 and Greenday. But that's just me . . . .
Didn't they do backup for Lawrence Welk?
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No need for canned music on real rides. Too distracting and I have years of music stored in my mind that I can call on whenever I need to. But on the boredom machine I need all the help I can get.
The last thing I listened to on the trainer was a DVD of The Who doing Quadrophenia Live. Next will probably be Otis Redding at Monteray or The Concert For Bangladesh. I have lots of music performance DVDs and hundreds of CDs to choose from. The best to play while riding the trainer is whatever I'm into at the time. Blues, Rock, real Country (not the crap they play on country radio), Folk, Bluegrass, Classical, whatever.
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For my training - only Coach Troy. Not the most musical but his Spinervals keep me going.....
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REO Speedwagon, AC/DC or Meatloaf. My ATF is REO Speedwagon's Hi Infidelity.
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For sprints, Moby's "Next is the E." For hills, Banco de Gaia's "drippy." For grins, John Mayall's "Room to Move."

I have a low threshold for boredom, so my music changes frequently. Whatever I'm in the mood for -- I make a mix on my iTunes, load my Nano, and go for it.

IMNTBHO, I think listening to tunes while on the road is dangerous. I sang "Mr. Brightside" (the Killers) in my head because I refuse to wear earphones. I have enough trouble hearing the cars back as it is. But then, I'm old & cranky.
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Pinetop Perkins has all the rythm you'll ever need. bk
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Some Gregorian chanting is good...
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When not in a Coach Troy mood, I sometimes switch off music (Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Pointer Sisters, Stones, Dick Dale, etc.) and listen to the FredCast-- mostly interesting cycling podcast at : http://www.thefredcast.com/

Garage training rides only.
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I've gone entire rides (up to 20 miles for me) with one song in my head.
Sometimes, just the same piece of a song. Just like when I'm off the bike.
Anything can set me off in any direction at any time. Could be a curse but I can live with it.

On the trainer, could be anything. Clapton, Django, Allmans, I listened to all the live Cream stuff from the late '60s. One song is done and before, you know it, a 1/4 of your training session is done.
On Monday it was the Great Dobro Sessions. I have to keep that one in mind. One night it was Avenged Sevenfold. Not a good move.
I have a lot of stuff on my iPod. Anything is in play at any time. It's all good.
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"Jungle Fever" and "High Gear"
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Old 02-15-07, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai
On Monday it was the Great Dobro Sessions.
Ken, you'll love this. When I was a kid in elementary school, Tut Taylor was my bus driver. No lie. A future Grammy winner drove my school bus.
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All of the above suggestions, and throw in some good bluegrass!
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
Ken, you'll love this. When I was a kid in elementary school, Tut Taylor was my bus driver. No lie. A future Grammy winner drove my school bus.

Are you serious??? Wow... That would make for a great episode of "Before They Were Famous".
Hm, except I don't know how many people outside of the "community" know who Tut Taylor is.

When I was shopping for a *real* dobro a few years ago, I had the opportunity to play 2 or 3 Tut Taylors.
The real deal for sure.

Heh... a school bus driver. Did you know who he was at time? Was he playing?
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Since I am blessed with great cycling conditions, including roads and weather, I do VERY little stationary cycling. If I did ride the Bianchi on rollers, I might like to listen to some of the Italy-themed background music from the movie, "Breaking Away," including Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony and various Rossini overtures. (With the Peugeot, how about Saint-Saens' Third Symphony?)
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Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai
Heh... a school bus driver. Did you know who he was at time? Was he playing?
I knew he was Tut Taylor, the big, mean looking guy who took no crap and kept everyone in line on his bus.
Had no clue about the music until he quit bus driving and moved to Nashville to make Dobros. Next time I heard anything about him was while reading the album cover of John Hartford's Steam-Powered Aereo-plain album and seeing that he was playing on it.
When he got the Grammy for Dobro Sessions, I sent him an email. Here is his reply"

"Hi Benny..........Nice to hear from you. Glad you're into picking. How
could anyone ever forget old overcrowded Bus 14. It was a
blast..........Tut Taylor "The Flat Picking Dobro Man""
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