This week for the first time I’ve been listening to music while riding to and from work. Yes, with earbuds and an ipod. I would not do this on busy streets, but I’ve decided that it’s perfectly fine on the deserted lakefront trail and quiet side streets. I keep the volume low and, conveniently, only one of my earbuds works, so I hear all around me.
I LOVE music, although I have no special talent for it myself. Music makes everything better! So this morning was The Dresden Dolls and this evening was Arcade Fire, both perfect choices. The Dolls really helped me through the mean headwind. Tomorrow morning is wide open: maybe some Lucinda Williams, Neutral Milk Hotel, or Tori Amos. My sweet friend Erin mailed me a new album that I’m digging – Rokia Traore, so maybe her. Or an All Things Considered podcast! Limitless options.
With a soundtrack I feel more like the girls in this video and less like a woman chugging along to and from work in the city.
Anyone else have some favorite bicycling music? Anyone disagree with me about listening to music while cycling? It’s not like I’m listening to Eye of the Tiger or anything awful like that. ;)