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Does anybody train with classical music?

Old 12-21-08, 10:05 PM
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Does anybody train with classical music?

I was wondering if anybody trains with classical music. I have been experimenting lately with what I listen to while riding. However, listening my cds I'm having a hard time finding pieces, that have a nice build up, with decent tempo changes, i.e Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. So what do you listen to?
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I tend to listen to Baroque. Vivaldi (mandolin concertos), most Locatelli and some Bach. Usually choosing the parts with a good solid tempo.

I find Mozart too melodic for cycling but I do love a good opera when I'm riding completely for fun. I also like singing along but that's a whole another thread.

To climb, Wagner, Die Walkre, accept no substitute.

Nice to see someone else listening to classical. By the way I also consider The Who, J J Cale, C.C.R., Queen... to be classical.
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nope, normally I just put my computer on shuffle.. but definitely skip classical... wrong mood.

I try to stay with hardcore/metal/rap/electronic/folk
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Nothing adds dramas and pathos to a road ride quite like Pavarotti's rendition of Nessun Dorma.

You friggin pathetic uncouth troglodyte friggin weenies.
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Nothing adds dramas and pathos to a road ride quite like Pavarotti's rendition of Nessun Dorma.

You friggin pathetic uncouth troglodyte friggin weenies.
Would you mind translating that for me?
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Originally Posted by dmotoguy View Post
nope, normally I just put my computer on shuffle.. but definitely skip classical... wrong mood.

I try to stay with hardcore/metal/rap/electronic/folk
I typically do to, however, I've been playing around with some techno, which I like, but there are some classical pieces that work quite nicely for me. Such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhcR1...eature=related Particularly around 5:30
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I don't think anyone here trains except for UMD and Waterrockets period, maybe botto.

I'm sure they listen to it while they chainlove though.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
I don't think anyone here trains except for UMD and Waterrockets period, maybe botto.

I'm sure they listen to it while they chainlove though.
What the heck is that supposed to mean? You might not, but don't discount others who do.

To the readers trying to follow what pcad is saying, go read some vonnegut, it'll all make sense. Actually, it won't but you'll be all the better for it and you'll know where some of the stuff he spews comes from.

To the OP: I can see myself training to some classical. Maybe phillip glass, more neo-classical, but whatevs.
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I listen to classical while I am cleaning my bike, Linkin Park while riding.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
I don't think anyone here trains except for UMD and Waterrockets period, maybe botto.
I will try to remember this the next time I'm doing a 90 minute weight workout at night after a 3-4 hour bicycle ride earlier in the day.
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I will try to remember this the next time I'm doing a 90 minute weight workout at night after a 3-4 hour bicycle ride earlier in the day.
Pcad if you sass me again I'll take away your Matlock DVD set and Ensure.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I will try to remember this the next time I'm doing a 90 minute weight workout at night after a 3-4 hour bicycle ride earlier in the day.
How the **** do you find so much time to ride, I ride like a 150-200 miles a week and I can barely squeeze that in and I get over training like a *****.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
Pcad if you sass me again I'll take away your Matlock DVD set and Ensure.
Your post seems to imply that I'm AARP material. And I am.

That will make your Pcad Pwning all the more humilating, which will provide plenty of Self Loathing, which will enhance your own Cycling Zen.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
How the **** do you find so much time to ride, I ride like a 150-200 miles a week and I can barely squeeze that in and I get over training like a *****.
Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

Tomorrow I'll be in Manhattan for much of the day, won't get back to Pcad World Headquarters until 3PM or later, and hope to just get a weight workout in Monday night. Back on the bike Tuesday. It's a frozen winter F-ing wonderland here, the roads have yet to clear. But they should get rideable by Tuesday. Then Wed. and Thurs. will involve long rides in 38 rain. Oh well. I've done it before.

I'm self employed. If anybody here gives me **** about my riding, I fire them.
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Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, 4th movement
Dvořk - Symphony No. 9, 3rd movement


Orff, Borodin, Mahler, Stravinsky, Holst, Verdi, Wagner, Saint-Sans etc. etc...
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there are fast paced classical music that will get you fired up.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
there are fast paced classical music that will get you fired up.
Yeah, I'm listening to them now, thanks this is what I was looking for.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
I don't think anyone here trains except for UMD and Waterrockets period, maybe botto.

I'm sure they listen to it while they chainlove though.
All of whom are below me on the categorical ladder, but hey, you're right, I don't train.



That said, the sountrack to Fantasia would be great for riding. Night on Bald Mountain would be an effective conclusion to an interval, and Ave Maria would be a peaceful cooldown.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
How the **** do you find so much time to ride, I ride like a 150-200 miles a week and I can barely squeeze that in and I get over training like a *****.
His body is capable of riding 200mi a week. I commend his dedication and love of the sport, but that's hardly remarkable.

That's not even an hour and a half a day.

(Yes, PCAD, I know you ride more than that.)

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type in your search engine: fast paced classical music
or similar.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
How the **** do you find so much time to ride, I ride like a 150-200 miles a week and I can barely squeeze that in and I get over training like a *****.
go faster.

but really, it's about intensity and time.
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Seriously Nick! If your body can't handle 150 miles a week, you're probably doing something wrong. WR trains about as much as you do, but he trains much smarter. Smarter being the key word.
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Brahms chamber music (trios, quartets), Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, and any opera works for me while on the trainer. Hard bop jazz (Miles, Dexter Gordon, Michel Petruciani, Phil Woods, etc) and John Coltrane also is good.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Seriously Nick! If your body can't handle 150 miles a week, you're probably doing something wrong. WR trains about as much as you do, but he trains much smarter. Smarter being the key word.
150 miles isn't much. Some people commute that on much on bicycle per week.
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