The Audible Mellow
Music is a huge part of my life. Following the natural course of things, it’s only innate that it ties in with my riding pretty intimately.
Last week, after what was nothing short of a fantastic 75F spring ride in seasonally emerging Northern Utah, I built a nice spring playlist on Spotify. Don’t have Spotify? You’re missing out. No, really, you are. Most everyone I’ve forced it on has had a moment about an hour in - middling somewhere between divine revelation and epiphany. The best way I can sum it up is like the bastard child of the iTunes Store and Netflix, with playlists distributable to nearly all devices (with offline availability), and an EPIC social component built in. It has completely replaced my gigantic MP3 library - iTunes is nothing more than another unused app on my computer now. It’s backed by the major record labels, and while not everything is available for listening, I’d estimate that 90% of what I want comes up when I look.
Anyway, enough about how awesome Spotify is. Like I said, spring riding playlist. It won’t make you feel like you want to tear some legs off (there’s other lists for that), but it might put you into an over-the-top happy mood while cruising in some perfect temps with some perfect people on some perfect roads - AND you’ll get a solid dose of my own bizarre (euphemistically referred to by many as “eclectic”) tastes. Go, download Spotify onto your computer/AndroiPhone, listen, and ride - preferably with a pair of Skullcandy Fix earbuds. Best. Riding. Phones. Ever.
Check out the playlist here: Spring Cycling Extravaganza.