Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tunes: The Greatest Hits of Bicycle Geography

I love music. I’ve loved it since I was a kid and I’ll even admit to liking Air Supply back in the day. Both Chris and I took iPods on our Bicycle Geography adventure and listened to them frequently. In the beginning, the music was a connection to home but as the trip progressed the soundtrack expanded. It’s fun to cue it up now because I can transport myself instantly to that certain time and place.

Flower Duet – Opera Greatest Hits
I first heard this song at a bed and breakfast in Ecuador. It’s my ultimate travel theme song.
1234 – Fiest
This song was popular on KBCO before we left for New Zealand
Outside – Staind
Playing on the platform when we bungy jumped over the Waikato River in New Zealand
Fight Outta You - Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
This kept me motivated when I was really homesick at the beginning of the trip
Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
I swear we heard this song multiple times a everyday in New Zealand
Breakdown - Jack Johnson
An original song of inspiration while planning our trip
What You Thought You Need - Jack Johnson
A song we could identify with as we traveled
Losing Keys – Jack Johnson
I hit the repeat button on this song constantly in Southeast Asia. And yes, I love Jack Johnson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
We were trying to figure the words to this song one day after climbing at Greyrock in Colorado
Papa Dukie and the Mud People – The Subdudes
Opening band at the Joe Cocker 'At Home in Colorado' Concert
Crumble – G.Love and Special Sauce
I listened to this on a rest day near Crested Butte, Colorado. I dragged my sleeping mat out of the tent and watched the clouds drift by for most of the afternoon
Handlebars – The Flobots
The song our friend Scott had stuck in his head when we rode up Cottonwood Pass in Colorado
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
After drinking a few shots of schnapps with our host at the B&B in Croatia, this song started to play. Everything was allllright…
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
See day 383
Don’t Believe in Love – Dido
On the radio in the car while we toured Barcelona
Give A Little Bit – Supertramp
Cruising in a convertible with our friend from Barcelona after having a wonderful tapas night. It is his mother’s favorite band and a fitting song for our time with him.
Bicycle Race – Queen
Just a cool song

Live, Learn, and Listen to Music,
ps - link to the playlist here (opens iTunes)

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