I’m not a fan of wearing earbuds while on the trail (I feel it takes away from the experience), but I love getting amped up in my truck on my way to ride. I can’t stop listening to this song by moe. and wanting to rip through my local loop! What are you guys jamming out to?
For me, it is usually some kind of metal….not super original I know, but it is what I listen to. Usually thrashy stuff, but I also like to get a few mid tempo songs in my head before I go to get a good consistent pedal cadence going. I tend to almost always have the Reign In Blood album by Slayer going in my head. Back in my BMX days, (1980’s) it was always hardcore/punk like Suicidal Tendencies, or JFA, or any of the DC area hardcore bands, so I think instinctively that stuff is going through my head when I am “on the edge”
The mid 40’s Gen X in me still likes to plug in Pearl Jam TEN on the way to the trail. Did it in 1991 and doing it in 2016. There others I plug in on the way, but it is a classic I still go back to. It also helps spark the memories of years past and helps bring back the nostalgia of when I first got into the sport.
Love the music threads. with kids in the mix I find myself falling more and more out of touch so thanks for suggestions. still listening to a lot of rap (Ice Cube, Bone Thugs, anything circa mid-90’s) on the way to the trail, but for me nothing beats “Head Up” by Deftones or anything from Ratatat.