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Saturday, January 15, 2005

What’s on your iPod?

This time of year we all discover why the iPod won top honors as the best new invention to hit cycling. This little gizmo can fire out toonage for hours (ok an hour) on end whilst I tap away on the pedals dreaming of miles asphalt melting in my rearview. But what is it about the iPod that makes it a better tool than all of the other imitators? We have had the original walkman, a boom box etc. But the iPod is still better.

I have deduced that it must be the easily created and eminently modifiable playlists. If we are down of a slow, temop grind, try a little Jack Johnson. Wanna crush a TT pace, maybe a little Zebrahead. Better yet, mix up the playlist for a great interval work out.

In consideration of the value of this tool to deliver just the right tempo, I tempted to think of the music that sets the mood. Top honors aren’t held simply by one artist/album. No, top honors must be the playlist. As such, here is what is in my ears as I work out just how am I gonna crush Rooooodlicht in the TT

1. U2 – Elevation
2. The Scream – Tell Me Why
3. Zebrahead – What’s going on
4. Bender – Isolate
5. Headboard – Pull Me Down
6. Jurassic 5 – A Day at the Races
7. Prodigy – Firestarter
8. Saliva – Click, Click Boom
9. POD – Boom
10. The Donnas – You Wanna Get Me High
11. Dry Cell – I Confide
12. Black Label Society – Stoned & Drunk
13. Limp Bizkit – Rollin’
14. Police – Fall Out
15. Jimi Hendrix - Freedom


At January 16, 2005 8:49 AM, Blogger RideTrek said...

Excellent. Being a music and gadget lover, I love the iPod and even use my outside when riding solo or with slow people. I leave the volume just low enough that I can sense the white minivan before it takes me out.

I must also preach further to my Banshee brethren about the iPod Shuffle. I provided a link to see more about the iPod Shuffle on the blog earlier this week. While in San Francisco Thursday, I bought one. It is phenomenal. I used it when skiing yesterday, and plan to use it on the bike. I bought the 1 GB model that holds 240 songs (16 hours). It weighs 0.78 of a gram and is 0.33 of an inch thick. Completely awesome. Out.

At January 16, 2005 11:32 AM, Blogger Redlight said...

While I have looked at the Ipod and wondered, I do not own one. I workout with the constant buzz in my head of Dirt's over-the-top antics early in the year... All I have to think is "how do I go 7-0 this year???????????"

Music doesn't make you faster...

At January 17, 2005 8:00 PM, Blogger Dirt - LPBME said...

You aint seen nothing yet.


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