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Best riding music/songs

Old 05-02-09, 11:23 PM
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Best riding music/songs

what are your favorite songs to jam on the headphones while you're riding? they can be songs about riding or songs that keep you pumped to ride. I'll start this off with a top 5. feel free to post more or fewer.

1) ride or die by doomriders
2) Blackened by Metallica
3) Get this right by Raised Fist
4) Bicycle race cover by Between the Buried and Me
5) Homewrecker by Converge

i'm a hardcore head........keeping it to 5 was harder than i thought. i will likely add more.
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Old 05-02-09, 11:26 PM
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I don't have one, but my favorite thing to do while riding is watch morons listening to headphones almost get run over
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Old 05-02-09, 11:32 PM
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I ride in the street, so I'd pretty much have to be ******** to be listening to music. I like to know when a car is coming... why ditch a perfectly good and extremely effective sense.

If you're only riding on a bike path then it's a little less risky.
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Old 05-02-09, 11:39 PM
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i live in the outskirts of grand rapids by the country and i can just sail along on paths and unpopulated streets. being a musician (and human), music compliments everything i do well and gives me a lot of motivation.
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Old 05-03-09, 12:37 AM
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lmao at the responses in this thread. way to make assumptions guys!
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Old 05-03-09, 01:30 AM
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Old 05-03-09, 01:34 AM
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The assumptions that listening to headphones while riding a bicycle on or near the street, no matter how country, is unsafe and a bad idea? Yeah, you're right, I'm embarrassed.
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Old 05-03-09, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Carlovahnsexron View Post
The assumptions that listening to headphones while riding a bicycle on or near the street, no matter how country, is unsafe and a bad idea? Yeah, you're right, I'm embarrassed.
only a bad idea if your music is so loud that you cant hear the road, is just what i think. i can hear cars 2 blocks away catching up to me pretty well with my music on 3/20 bars~ non-angry music helps too~ and then music helps with your pedalling rhythm is just what i also think.

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Old 05-03-09, 01:53 AM
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I get the pedaling with the music thing, I would like to be able to do that on a bike path, but around here the bike paths have so many cyclists on them that I wouldn't feel safe there either. Bottom line, for me, I think it's unsafe to listen to headphones at any volume while riding on the street. These are the people that almost kill me when they fly off the sidewalk into the road on their wal-mart mountain bikes, ipod earphones dangling.
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Old 05-03-09, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Carlovahnsexron View Post
I get the pedaling with the music thing, I would like to be able to do that on a bike path, but around here the bike paths have so many cyclists on them that I wouldn't feel safe there either. Bottom line, for me, I think it's unsafe to listen to headphones at any volume while riding on the street. These are the people that almost kill me when they fly off the sidewalk into the road on their wal-mart mountain bikes, ipod earphones dangling.
I'd be willing to bet the dude from another city posting in the fixed/ss forum isn't one of the people riding wal-mart mountain bikes on the sidewalk in your city that you almost crash into
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Old 05-03-09, 02:37 AM
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Kraftwerk. The only music you'll need.
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i dont really listen to music while im riding, but if i had to choose something i would say this mix

its so smooth and the songs flow really really well...

https://www.zshare.net/audio/57484213449edd2b/
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Old 05-03-09, 08:24 AM
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"No Brakes" by The Offspring

And who says you have to use headphones to listen to music on your bike?

Billy The Boombox, my 300W bike stereo trailer.







Billy is a custom trailer I built. He is made of fiberglass reinforced plywood w/ a polyester resin impregnated fleece "skin". It uses a car battery for power and an iPod as a head unit. Before the haters start whining about how bikes that blast music will piss off people- I built the trailer to be used for exhibition at group rides like Critical Mass, not just for cruising around town any time I ride someplace. Billy gained so much popularity here in town that he was invited to several city-sponsored bicycle rides as well. Billy turns heads and brings smiles wherever he goes.

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Old 05-03-09, 08:43 AM
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You can keep the music volume down, and just not wear the "earbud" in the ear that's on the traffic side. Yes, I know that for most of us that's the left ear, but in other places it's the right!
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i've never had a problem riding and listening to music. i find it more irritating when people ride without lights..

but i do love listening to really fast stuff like bad brains, iron age, iron boots, rzl dzl, leeway...you get the point.
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Bathory and/or Motorhead
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i like listening to "common sense", and not wearing headphones while i operate a bicycle.
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Sunshine and Lollipops by Lesley Gore. Nothing can go wrong when "everything that's wonderful is sure to come your way."

In lieu of an Ipod machine and earbuds I modified some car speakers since riding with headphones is allegedly just like listening to music in a car with the windows rolled up (except my bicycle doesn't have any windows).
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Sometimes I find myself repeating parts of songs over and over again in my head--last night it was part of the 50 states song (or whatever it's called). Too bad I don't even know how it goes.
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Whatever's playing in my head, which ranges from Tool to Tchaikovsky. I don't bring my iPod along anymore since I started riding on bigger roads.
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I listen to traffic.
Thinking about the pedestrians who walk right out into the street without looking who have their earbuds crammed in their ears makes me a bit worried about the cyclists who are riding in traffic who do the same.
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Not sure if I would feel safe with earphones - but if I did listen to music while riding I would go with:

1. Toots and the Maytals - 5446
2. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
3. Philip Glass - anything from Glassworks
4. Mahavishnu Orchestra - anything from Birds of Fire
5. Propaghandi - Resisting Tyrannical Government
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