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Offline BikePacker

Do u have favorite cycling sounds (i.e, not music : ) ???
« on: November 11, 2021, 07:50:46 am »
Was out on a spin yesterday and began asking myself what are the 'sounds' i hear
(i.e., not from earbuds : )
while cycling
that i don't hear when not & that i really like.
For example, a favorite for me, absolutely,
is sand & gravel crunching under fat tires.
What are your fav.s?

Offline staehpj1

Re: Do u have favorite cycling sounds (i.e, not music : ) ???
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 08:08:06 am »
My fav has nothing to do with touring.  It is the cacophony of mechanical noise in the middle of a large peleton accelerating out of a corner in a critereum.

I don't use them anymore, but I still remember fondly the sound of my Look road cleats cliking in.  Spds just aren't the same.

More pastoral ones are birdsong and rustling dry corn in the wind.

Offline canalligators

Re: Do u have favorite cycling sounds (i.e, not music : ) ???
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 08:38:49 am »
The subtle “tick, tick, tick” of a Sturmey-Archer AW hub, as you cruise along in 2nd or 3rd gear.

Offline BikePacker

Re: Do u have favorite cycling sounds (i.e, not music : ) ???
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2021, 09:01:34 am »
Oh yeah .... with fall having arrived ....
here is another of my fav.s ...
fallen leaves from time to time crunching under the tires.
Also, hearing the squirrels scampering about those fallen leaves,
as they are accumulating their food stores for the coming winter.

Offline rwinot25

Re: Do u have favorite cycling sounds (i.e, not music : ) ???
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2021, 09:01:48 pm »
Running water. Stops me all the time.

Offline mpeebles

Re: Do u have favorite cycling sounds (i.e, not music : ) ???
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2021, 06:10:28 am »
Great question.  When I did my trip this year I was happiest when I could just hear the sounds my bike made as I went.  Maybe that's when there was no wind? 

Offline jamawani

Re: Do u have favorite cycling sounds (i.e, not music : ) ???
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2021, 10:24:39 am »
An absolutely empty road -
So quiet that you can hear the birdsong -
And the water in the brook.

Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: Do u have favorite cycling sounds (i.e, not music : ) ???
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2021, 07:31:02 am »
Sounds of nature and when you hear no evidence of humankind's noise pollution.
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