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Old 11-02-09, 07:14 PM
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Playing an instrument while riding a bike.

Hi,

I just joined today. This is something I do often in nice weather. It's not as hard as it may seem. If you can ride with no hands and if you can play guitar or mandolin, or whatever, then it's easy to combine the two. Also, it's really enjoyable, and combines a little exercise with some guitar playing.

Does anyone else do this? Here's a video if you want to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8LWgaZpHlM

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Old 11-02-09, 07:30 PM
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That ain't sheeeet!!

Try playing Mozart while riding backwards


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Old 11-02-09, 07:42 PM
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I cook dinner and hop on a pogo stick while riding my unicycle upside down and backwards.

What.
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Old 11-02-09, 07:49 PM
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velonomad, is that you?
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Old 11-02-09, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Folksinger View Post
velonomad, is that you?
No, I'm a piano player. I would have to strap on a Casio
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Old 11-02-09, 09:31 PM
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Hmmm...I've been wondering how to find time to practice my clarinet. During my morning commute ride?
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Old 11-02-09, 10:26 PM
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Never tried it ... but then, I play a double bass
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Try a harmonica while climbing some steep hills.
 
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Playing an instrument while riding a bike makes you poor at both skills.
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...I have to strap up my strat ánd my Bogner amp on the back ??? No way...
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Old 11-04-09, 01:00 AM
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Interesting but how are people gonna throw any tips into your instrument case when you're riding around?
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It would be hard to mount a drum set on a bike. Maybe just a practice pad. I'll give that a try.
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Old 11-04-09, 08:04 AM
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trombone seems doable.
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I can play my harmonica while riding, as long as I'm not pedaling too hard.
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My Dad's college yearbook (Oberlin, class of '59) has a picture of him riding on the back of a Triumph motorcycle, facing backwards, playing the bongos. That always struck me as the epitomy of cool (in both the Beat Generation sense of cool as well as the contemporary sense. Wait, is there a difference?).

But riding a bicycle no-handed while playing an instrument? Uh...that's a circus act. I.e., not cool.
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Been looking for it but there is a military band that rides bikes while playing. A lot of instruments that can be played with one hand like a trumpet- but most instruments are in their orchestration.

Edit---Found it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ragGCgQDmY
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Old 11-04-09, 03:22 PM
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Playing an instrument while riding a bike.
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Old 11-09-09, 01:40 PM
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I used too,but it just got to be so much hassle trying to find a place to lock my tuba.....
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Old 11-11-09, 06:07 PM
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Brings to mind Arlo Guthrie's famous riff on playing the guitar while riding his motorcycle. "You have to be very careful..."
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Good luck with that.
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Carrying an instrument on a bike might be do-able, but playing something that requires both hands? Big safety no-no. Emergency maneuvers would be out of the question in case of a dog, deer, right-hook car, etc.
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