inspired by Dave5N.......

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by got-to-get-fit, 12 Jan 2008.

  1. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    in a post about a guardian article Dave5N said........

    "That's one of my get-up-hills-somehow songs."

    Just wondered what every one elses favourite "get up hill somehow" songs were?

    Mine would be "Killing in the name of" by rage against the machine.

    Im not a big fan of Rage against the machine but that song is like a whip cracking against your back.:biggrin:
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    I'm not a huge Bush fan (:biggrin::biggrin:) but Kate's :biggrin: "Running Up that Hill" has always been my hill song (I was more of a runner than a cycler in them there days)
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Ah, the ultimate Angry Angsty Teenager Anthem: "F*** you I won't tidy my bedroom"

    As I said, Reynard the Fox (Julian Cope) is my usual chant, or sometimes Gang of Four.

    In my Welsh Days, it used to be a little ditty from the Neurotics.
  4. "oceanside" by Robyn Hitchcock... has a good chugging lope to it. once almost fell off the bike when i forgot the 2nd verse, luckily i just started again and got it the next time.
  5. OP

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    Im also gonna throw my hat in the ring with "Iron Maiden Phantom of the opera"

    Cos unfortunatley im an angsty 30 something now and you have just highlighted my mid life crisis
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    I had a grim ride to Keswick before New Year and started singing to myself really loud to get me the last few miles. No idea of the songs to be honest but it really worked.

    "B. I .N. G. O. and Bingo was his name-o."
    "The pilot of the aeroplane jumped a hundred and fifty feet"
    "The cow kicked Nelly . . . . . ."
    "Charlie had a pigeon"

    and a couple of others of more recent pop style vintage.

    They were what came when called.
  7. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    Pat Benatar's Love is a Battlefield:
    "We are strong, noone can tell us we're wrong."

    Gets me going (although I don't listen to my iPod on the bike, and can't run due to ankle problems).
  8. OP

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    Where you from Longers? I was a resident of cockermouth until 2 yrs ago and had many a pleasant ride to keswick.........

    Oh and Bingo was his name-o?...........thats just wrong, man!
  9. longers

    longers Veteran

    I'm a born yorkshireman to cumbrian and lancastrian stock so am very confused :biggrin:.
    Family in Braithwaite.
    A good night out or two has been had in Cock'in'gob.

    Bingo is very wrong:biggrin:.
  10. OP

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    Weird.....i was born in cumbria and moved to North yorkshire.

    Cockermouth aint too bad a night out, i always prefered Workington though, i like my beer fizzy and watered down, my fights ugly, my women uglier and my kebabs dangerous.
  11. longers

    longers Veteran

    Workington. <shudders> Whitehaven was scary enough for me.

  12. OP

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    Maryport's not a night out its a night in hell, in fact hell needs to raise its game to compete with Maryport.

    I used to work in whitehaven, scary people scary town.
  13. longers

    longers Veteran


    Apologies to West Coast Cumbrians but . . . . . . . . :biggrin:
  14. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    In my stoopidest days I would to listen to a walkman while cycling, only just loud enough to be heard over traffic.
    I found that Ministry, Motorhead and Elgar were often a great source of motivating music. Not all played at once, I should add.
    And yes I understand the Iron Maiden thing.

    Now before anyone lambasts me for wearing headphones while cycling I should like to point out this was a long time ago.
    I would never wear headphones now or advocate it because these days I'm almost as pure as the driven snow.


  15. simonali

    simonali Guru

    I was gonna say, mine is whatever's coming out of my headphones at the time. :biggrin:

    <dons Nomex suit>
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