Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #16
straya carnt
Sean-0's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Mumblebum Northern NSW
Oddometer: 4,514
I sing "Oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit" its gunna hurt
Sean-0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #17
Gnarly Adventurer
havocdog's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: southwest East Northport, N.Y.
Oddometer: 127
Yes, but oddly, its the same songs that got stuck in my head when I started riding more than 30 years ago with an open face helmet... Jackson Brown, John Prine and yes Arlo... changing helmets hasn't changed the tunes. Maybe my brain doesn't have any room left for new lyrics.
Can you see me now?
dr200 f650gs r60/6 ttr125 crf230f crf150f amf(moped)
havocdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #18
just going with it.
dan0's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: 06790
Oddometer: 447
Yes. I used to have a iPod shuffle to play music and I would occasionally sing along. Since the remote has stopped working I have do sing random songs or sometimes just certain choruses get stuck in my head.
dan0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 09:29 PM   #19
Invisible Man
rgiroux's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Socal near the great 33
Oddometer: 2,428
never could enjoy the headphone thingy, so I make up dirty songs while riding. They start out bluesy, then turn to a rock and roll style. sometimes a little electronica.

i hope no one ever hears me
"Otherwise, its been a carnival of idiots, and Im the f*ckin ringmaster" - RTW Doug
Speed is your friend, it also why you see a bike up in a tree from time to time - WarLlama

2009 Alaska , 2010 Moab
2011 Calif Dreaming , 2013 Mexico
rgiroux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #20
trailerpark ninja
trailerpark ninja's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Absurdistan
Oddometer: 27
Yes, almost without exception. Elvis, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and various bluegrass.

Unfortunately, I have forgotten that when I'm at a stoplight, the soccor mom with her minivan windows down, and all of her kids, can hear me through my helmet.
trailerpark ninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 11:38 PM   #21
Likely Lost.
Tripped1's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Nippon
Oddometer: 8,128
Originally Posted by slobinski View Post
^^^^ Amen to that! A noisy yawn sometimes turns into a series of Tarzan yells. Helps me stay alert in the afternoons .

I've actually yelled "THIS IS SPARTA BITCHES" when I on a roll.
Originally Posted by RottenScummyTroll View Post
Show folks something with a clutch and carburetor, and it's like teaching a baboon to use a Macbook.
Tripped1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 06:36 AM   #22
I'm a Grandpa
HairBear's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: burgh
Oddometer: 787
I always wake up with something stuck in my head & will sing it on the way to work. Today was, "down in the west texas town of El Paso, I fell in love with a mexican girl" Probably haven't heard it in 30 years or more & I'm only 44! Pisser is, that's the only lyrics I know to the song so I just sing it over & over. Sometimes it's product jingles I never know. BUT anytime I go over a little one lane bridge..."at the one lane bridge I leave the giants stranded at the riverside..."
"Looking at the cake is like looking at the future. Until you've tasted it what do you really know. And then of's too late."
HairBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 07:33 AM   #23
Richard Alps-aholic
PFFOG's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Western NY, further from NYC than 6 entire states
Oddometer: 2,932
Whistle sometime, then when having fun in the twisties, I start to chant "look where you WANT to go", over and over, along with "smooth", all while wearing an ear to ear $hit eating grin.
PFFOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 12:29 PM   #24
Wannabe adventurer
Woland's Avatar
Joined: May 2009
Location: Gothenburg Sweden
Oddometer: 227
Originally Posted by ricochetrider View Post
all kinds of weird shit happens inside my helmet, including singing, on occasion.

Singing is one of the more pleasant activities I do in my helmet, and its the only place I sing unless I'm really really drunk.

The less pleasant things I do in my helmet involves, amongst many things, sneezing and coughing, eating bugs involuntary etc.
Woland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #25
southwade's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Inside the Beltway
Oddometer: 1,745
I hum, scat, beatbox, etc. all the time in mine.
i haz z1000!
southwade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #26
Citizen of the world
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: On my bike
Oddometer: 1,270
My loved ones have told me the only place I am allowed to sing is when I have my helmet on I have no idea why

dbuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #27
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Vermont
Oddometer: 406

.......always singing, swearing, talking to animals, whatever. Chewing gum, too, helps to activate my mind, what's
left of it.
daveoneshot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #28
Gnarly Adventurer
gots_a_sol's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Charles Town, WV
Oddometer: 490
Originally Posted by trailerpark ninja View Post

Unfortunately, I have forgotten that when I'm at a stoplight, the soccor mom with her minivan windows down, and all of her kids, can hear me through my helmet.

You get the most hilarious looks from people when this happens.

I ride with my ipod and usually attempt to sing whatever is playing at the time. I remember screaming along with some kind of death metal or something song and looking over to see a horrified woman sitting next to me with her window down/slowly rolling it up
06 Husky TE610
09 Husky WR165 - VCHSS #79L
gots_a_sol is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #29
Semper Fi
Johnson0311's Avatar
Joined: May 2011
Location: Portland,OR
Oddometer: 54
Slapping the leg, bobbing my head all becomes very normal.
Johnson0311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #30
LittleRedToyota's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Pittsburgh
Oddometer: 2,632
i do.

i watched a good single track video set to jane's addiction's irresistable force met the immovable object (or whatever it's called), so now i find myself singing that on trails a lot.

when i rains while i'm street riding, i often find myself singing billy joel's you may be right (because it has the line "even rode my motorcycle in the rain" as an example of being crazy). the harder it rains, the louder i sing it.

when i'm stuck behind some three-legged turtle in the fast lane, i sing the asshole song by dennis leary at the top of my lungs.
LittleRedToyota is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015