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Best cycling song EVER?!

Old 09-02-13, 08:09 PM
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Best cycling song EVER?!

Ok, so back in my mis-spent youth I thought this song was about trippin' your nads off. I mean, ecce signum, right? And, in fact, it is one of the all-time great descriptions of... that.

But in my middle aged wisdom I've come to see, hell's bells y'all, it's not just A cycling song but maybe THE cycling song. I mean there's a veritable gold mine of .sig lines here!

To wit:

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down,
You can't let go and you can't hold on,
You can't go back and you can't stand still,
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will.

Wont you try just a little bit harder,
Couldnt you try just a little bit more?
Wont you try just a little bit harder,
Couldnt you try just a little bit more?

Round, round robin run round, got to get back to where you belong,
Little bit harder, just a little bit more,
A little bit further than you gone before.

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down,
You can't let go and you can't hold on,
You can't go back and you can't stand still,
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will.

Small wheel turn by the fire and rod,
Big wheel turn by the grace of god,
Every time that wheel turn round,
Bound to cover just a little more ground.



Here's the studio version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzGWY...e_gdata_player
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This is like the Jeopardy answer "The Last Remake of Beau Geste", a Mel Brooks film. The question "What is the last remake of Beau Geste".

There can be only one answer - The Bicycle Song
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my fav.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQvK3iq265w
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Sweet jeebus, I would ride off a cliff or straight into a tree if that ever came on my ipod
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worst bicycle song ever

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A very earnest Contador fan song - hilarious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTqfseSrYpI&sns=em
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Rap bicycle!

scraperbike! (go google it... it's on youtube and stuff)


Actually I sing the "I ride my little bicycle" song to my kids when changing diapers... they love it. best song ever.
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Long Tom, that's a great song and ya just gotta love the Dead, but when I think of the term 'cycling song', I tend to think of the several that seem to embed themselves into my head for entire training sessions.

For whatever reason, two that quite often seem to show up are 'Riders on the Storm', and 'King of Pain'. Hmmmm....wonder if there's some deeper meaning there....
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I have always gotten a laugh out of these...



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If you're a 12 year old roadie, don't click:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCqz3l33kU
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I can't believe no one has posted this yet:
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The link for MC spandex "performance" isn't showing up for some reason but thats a good one also.

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Originally Posted by stilltooslow View Post
Long Tom, that's a great song and ya just gotta love the Dead, but when I think of the term 'cycling song', I tend to think of the several that seem to embed themselves into my head for entire training sessions.

For whatever reason, two that quite often seem to show up are 'Riders on the Storm', and 'King of Pain'. Hmmmm....wonder if there's some deeper meaning there....
Ya mon.... I should have clarified: I think the lyrics for The Wheel are awesome for cycling. But the song, maybe too boisterous.

See, this is what a mis-spent youth will do. Lack of clarity. You youngin's out there, you study hard and walk the straight and narrow, y'hear?

I don't listen to music while cycling- trying to hear cars in my rural AO. However skiing, that's another story. I gots some great music for when you ade standing up top that steep deep black diamond, doing the nut-check <grin>...

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
worst bicycle song ever

Haha, I was totally going to post this. I've been known to sing this or Queen's Bicycle Race to myself while out riding by myself.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
The link for MC spandex "performance" isn't showing up for some reason but thats a good one also.

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Agreed, there can only be 1. Cuz I dropped 2G for Dura Ace
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Kyle Vincent's "On My Ride." You can sample at Amazon or on iTunes.
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if I'm riding the park without traffic I'll throw some rob zombie, disturbed, white zombie, and maybe some nickelback.
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Since all of my other favs have been posted...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLiai4gg_0Q
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Here you go.


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Originally Posted by erief0g View Post
if I'm riding the park without traffic I'll throw some rob zombie, disturbed, white zombie, and maybe some nickelback.
More Human Than Human is one of my favorite black-diamond nutcheck songs <g>.
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Wait, why not post the "official" version?
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When it immediately precedes drums-->space it is about something else entirely. It is a favorite song of Teemu Selanne.
Reminds me of good times at Alpine....





Originally Posted by Long Tom View Post
Ok, so back in my mis-spent youth I thought this song was about trippin' your nads off. I mean, ecce signum, right? And, in fact, it is one of the all-time great descriptions of... that.

But in my middle aged wisdom I've come to see, hell's bells y'all, it's not just A cycling song but maybe THE cycling song. I mean there's a veritable gold mine of .sig lines here!

To wit:

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down,
You can't let go and you can't hold on,
You can't go back and you can't stand still,
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will.

Wont you try just a little bit harder,
Couldnt you try just a little bit more?
Wont you try just a little bit harder,
Couldnt you try just a little bit more?

Round, round robin run round, got to get back to where you belong,
Little bit harder, just a little bit more,
A little bit further than you gone before.

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down,
You can't let go and you can't hold on,
You can't go back and you can't stand still,
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will.

Small wheel turn by the fire and rod,
Big wheel turn by the grace of god,
Every time that wheel turn round,
Bound to cover just a little more ground.



Here's the studio version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzGWY...e_gdata_player
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Originally Posted by RiPHRaPH View Post
When it immediately precedes drums-->space it is about something else entirely. It is a favorite song of Teemu Selanne.
Reminds me of good times at Alpine....
Alpine, you say? I was at Alpine in.... uh.... '89? It was the year it turned into a mud bog the last day.

We hooked up with, and I kid you not, this stretch-van of people from Cinci... 11 women and one dude... followed them back to Cinci and partied with them for a week or so. Had to leave before our peckers got worn plumb off.

Man... good times.... sigh....
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