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Old 01-01-23, 05:18 PM
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On my last tour, in Kyushu Japan, I was a little disturbed how often Blue Oyster Cult's Godzilla popped into my head uninvited.
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Old 01-03-23, 06:48 PM
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120 bpm

Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
I'm not sure what made me think of this, especially on Christmas, lol, but what's your favorite song, for touring? 🤔

For me, it's "Desperado" by The Eagles. You can improvise the lyrics just a bit, in your head, for a perfect fit. 😉

And just like that Seinfeld episode, it puts you in a certain "zone", that noone better mess with. 😎😁😉

So, what's your touring song?

ďItís 1910 and the eccentric researcher Leonard P. Ayres is watching the New York six-day bike race at Madison Square Garden. Heís got his stopwatch out, timing the riders as they whir around the velodrome. A brass band plays intermittently on the sidelines, generally for a few minutes at a time before stopping for a brief interval. As Ayres writes down lap times, he notices something quite fascinating.

When the band is playing, the riders take an average of 3:04 to ride a mile. When the band is silent, the average time increases to 3:21. The background music seems to be inspiring the riders to push harder as they fly around the track.Ē

From an article published in CyclingTips.

Not a spinner, I use music asynchronously, therefore 125-130 bpm does it for me.
AFAIK, only electronic music composers come up with tracks in the 10 minutes range, 15 extended remix arenít rare.
When fighting a relentless headwind on flat cycle lane for miles, this music @125bpm, really helps.
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Old 01-03-23, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Eddie Vedders Into the Wild soundtrack.
This is the correct answer.

Also, if you haven't seen the movie, it is worth a watch. (The book is kind of tedious.)
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Old 01-03-23, 06:55 PM
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Letís see if I can post a link ?
Nope, still canít.
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Originally Posted by Claude.fr View Post
Letís see if I can post a link ?
Nope, still canít.
Two more posts and you are there.
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Old 01-04-23, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Two more posts and you are there.
Hi POB !
Down to 1.
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I've Been Everywhere - Geoff Mack: Australian Version, North American Version, UK Version, Texas Version
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When necessary, I mentally play the Randy Newman song "Rider in the Rain," with the Eagles providing those great backup harmonies.
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Old 01-07-23, 03:38 PM
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I prefer roll me away by Bob Seger, with the line " I could go east, I could go west it was all up to me to decide". That is my take on bike touring.
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Old 01-07-23, 06:23 PM
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I think Bob Seger's in the lead so far, lol. 😁 We gotta have some Freebird too, right?😎
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My Song, Hands down

Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
I think Bob Seger's in the lead so far, lol. 😁 We gotta have some Freebird too, right?😎
My Song,
Stuck in my brain, the only song I need: "The Passenger". by Iggy Pop
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Originally Posted by Claude.fr View Post
Hi POB !
Down to 0 ?.

Future touring song, guess where...

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Originally Posted by Claude.fr View Post
Future touring song, guess where...
Italy or Spain? New Mexico?

Great suggestion! That haunting melody inspired me to watch the movie last night. (I missed it 57 years ago) Available on Kanopy, a free streaming service available from many libraries.

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Old 01-09-23, 08:06 AM
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Italy or Spain? New Mexico?
Here dreaming of the GDMBR (northbound, starting at US-Canada border).
Very unsure I can make it to NM, in less than one month, tough.
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Originally Posted by Claude.fr View Post
Here dreaming of the GDMBR (northbound, starting at US-Canada border).
Very unsure I can make it to NM, in less than one month, tough.
If you're going to be northbound, starting at the US-Canada border, you'll have to go really fast to make it to New Mexico in a month. That's something like 23,000 miles. Bring some warm clothes for the polar regions.
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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
If you're going to be northbound, starting at the US-Canada border, you'll have to go really fast to make it to New Mexico in a month. That's something like 23,000 miles. Bring some warm clothes for the polar regions.
Man, you'd really be taking the scenic route, for that many miles, lol. 😁😉

I can remember seeing (?) several of those Clint Eastwood movies, at the drive-in, when I was a kid. The question mark means I didn't really "see" the whole movie very often. I was a kid, so usually fell asleep. 😋😉
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Old 01-10-23, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
If you're going to be northbound, starting at the US-Canada border, you'll have to go really fast to make it to New Mexico in a month. That's something like 23,000 miles. Bring some warm clothes for the polar regions.

Freudian slip, thatís still not clear which way I am going, each option North vs South has its pro and con... choices... choices.
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Old 01-10-23, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Man, you'd really be taking the scenic route, for that many miles, lol. 😁😉

I can remember seeing (?) several of those Clint Eastwood movies, at the drive-in, when I was a kid. The question mark means I didn't really "see" the whole movie very often. I was a kid, so usually fell asleep. 😋😉

Have you played the video ?
Starting @3:30 Hold on to your handlebar, you shouldnít fall asleep.
2021 sound recording quality doesnít compare with 1966 recording (on a budget).

Interesting experiment, try to hum whilst riding Christine Nonbo Andersen part and compare your lung capacity with a professional soprano opera singer.
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Originally Posted by Claude.fr View Post

Freudian slip, thatís still not clear which way I am going, each option North vs South has its pro and con... choices... choices.
Yeah, sorry, just yanking your chain there for a bit. I figured you meant "north to south," not "northbound."

Friends of mine who rode the route in 2021 went from Canada to New Mexico, and liked it. They thought it would be logistically difficult to do it in the other direction--the climatic window would be much narrower.
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Originally Posted by Claude.fr View Post
Have you played the video ?
Previously, no, but I'm glad you made me watch it. 😁😉 I think the 1966 version sounded pretty good, though, for coming through a drive-in speaker. 👍

EDIT: BTW, I've only ever met one Claude (pronounced cloud) in my life. It's a much less common name in the U.S. I think. 🤔

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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Previously, no, but I'm glad you made me watch it. 😁😉 I think the 1966 version sounded pretty good, though, for coming through a drive-in speaker. 👍

EDIT: BTW, I've only ever met one Claude (pronounced cloud) in my life. It's a much less common name in the U.S. I think. 🤔
Old anorak name.
Had to google, possibly most remarkable American Claude was ďClaude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 Ė February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory".
Try something between Swedish Ś sound, German ďauĒ in Klaus or Italian Claudia, thatíll do nicely or bureau with an American accent.

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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
Yeah, sorry, just yanking your chain there for a bit. I figured you meant "north to south," not "northbound."

Friends of mine who rode the route in 2021 went from Canada to New Mexico, and liked it. They thought it would be logistically difficult to do it in the other direction--the climatic window would be much narrower.
Thereís the climate (increasingly unpredictable) window and thereís cycling above 10 000 feet of elevation.

GDMBR riders southbound have more time to build up their ďmountain lungsĒ incrementally.
Northbound is reputed to be more brutal.
No brainer for people who live in the Alps, the Pyrenees, even, or in Colorado above 6000 ft permanently, not so much for somebody who lives below sea level at high tide.

I ainít no Sofiane Sehili who can sing whilst climbing at 12 000ft of elevation a dirt road in Columbia.


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