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Cycling tunes for a workout(12 posts)

Cycling tunes for a workoutdave woof
Jun 11, 2002 4:05 PM
I'm wondering if anyone might have a good list of tunes for a workout - i.e. songs with a slower beat for the warming up, little bit faster, than hammering, then warming down, etc. I know songs have 'beats per minute' to them.. Any cycling DJ's out there that have a list of songs like that?

Surely you don't intend to wear headphones while on the road! nmJBurton
Jun 11, 2002 4:11 PM
re: Cycling tunes for a workoutGMS
Jun 11, 2002 4:29 PM
Crimson Tide soundtrack. The Rock soundtrack. Not that I'd condone wearing headphones while riding on the road (though I can't say I'm not tempted).
re: Cycling tunes for a workoutFender
Jun 11, 2002 4:32 PM
if you plan on using headphones, just plug them into one ear only, that way at least you can hear cars approaching, honks, etc... careful bro!!!
as for songs, I would use Elbow for warming up and cooling down and linkin park for hammering.
re: Cycling tunes for a workoutNeedSpeed
Jun 12, 2002 5:26 PM
I agree about the headphones! I just wear them in one ear and leave the other one behind my ear. That way, I can hear everything. I have a Nomad II mp3 player and download songs from my PowerBook through iTunes. It comes with rechargable batteries and is about the size of a deck of cards and weighs even less. the sound is incredible and it fits neatly into your jersey pocket. Okay, this is beginning to sound like a commercial. Here are my fave. training songs (hammering only)

Linkin Park, The Hybrid Theory (the whole freakin' CD)
"Lakini's Juice" by Live (from Secret Samadhi)
Ours, Distorted Lullabies (rocks. Slower songs towards the end for winding down)
Lenny Kravitz, Lenny
"Fly Away" by Lenny Kravitz (is there a better rebellious cycling song out there)
Psychedelic Furs, Midnight to Midnight (yeah, it's 80s, but it rocks LOUDLY)
"Climbing the Walls" by Radiohead (starts off mellow with an ominous cadence and by the time you are hammering, the noisy ending fits — my fave. Radiohead song of all time)
"Beautiful Day" by U2. (I play this sometimes on my morning rides when the sun just starts to shine brightly and I'm seeing the whole world on my bike. Awesome.)

Coming soon: my hip hop list.
re: Cycling tunes for a workoutWoof the dog
Jun 11, 2002 9:03 PM
Dj Tiesto

...all are at the top of my list as general riding and listening music. Mind you, some songs are not as fast as you'd like them to be.

There are too many out there to list, and all deserve a spot. Sarah McLachlan remixes are really too cool to pass.

Just get on mp3 pirating software of your choice and type in DJ or techno or trance, that should get you started.


The you know who
re: Cycling tunes for a workoutwillem72
Jun 11, 2002 9:35 PM
Trainer Only

Chemical Brothers "Hey Boy, Hey Girl"
PF Project "Choose Life" from Trainspotting
Blur "Song 2" "Music is my Radar"
Jebediah "Animal"
Fat Boy Slim "Sunset - Bird of Prey"
Josh Abrahams "Thrillseeker"
Prodigy "Firestarter"
Soundgarden "Black Days"
Primal Scream "Swastika Eyes"

Gets the sweat flowing!

Good list willemmpm32
Jun 12, 2002 6:18 AM
Ministry especially Burning Inside, So what
Anything by NIN
Front 242
visit the website (nm)ColnagoFE
Jun 12, 2002 7:18 AM
re: Cycling tunes for a workoutWhoWasThat
Jun 12, 2002 9:50 AM
Marilyn Manson: The Beautiful People
Rammstein: Sehnsucht
They Might Be Giants: No one knows my plan
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

REM: Shiny Happy People (nm)WhoWasThat
Jun 12, 2002 9:57 AM
re: Cycling tunes for a workoutfunknuggets
Jun 12, 2002 12:16 PM
Anything by 311

Rock on.

The Funk