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Re: Sing Loudly As You Ride

I've heard people say they like to sing in the shower.

For some reason, I, a normally reticent individual, like to burst into song while I'm riding my bike. One of my favorites is "If I Only Had A Brain," the classic song from The Wizard of OZ. I like to belt out an impersonation of jazz singer Abby Lincoln for this one. (My wife tells me I do it well.)

I especially like to sing to livestock like cows and horses, who often look up as I pass. 

I get to feeling so good that I don't stop when I pass people walking, or out in their yards.

This past fall, during the anxiety-ridden election, I began singing Christmas carols. It seemed to lighten the mood as I passed the increasingly hostile political yard signage. (Sometimes I sing Christmas music in the summer, just because it makes me laugh.)

Does anyone else do this?

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In my experience, cows have a very broad and generous appreciation for song.

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@TomIrvine yes! I've had so many people look at me strangely as I ride past 😂

Part of the fun, I think. 😀

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Yes! I totally do that too! Usually musicals!

ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS Clip - "Musical Number" (1993) Mel BrooksPLOT:Crusading nobleman Robin of Loxley (Cary Elwes) escapes from prison in Jerusalem and ...

Considering I sing everywhere else I really should start singing while riding.  Especially while riding past a particularly obscene flag one of my neighbors has.  

The flags are getting horrible aren't they?

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They are.  I curse like a sailor but c'mon people.  

Yes, I too sing loudly as I ride it started years ago when it only got the attention of the dogs who were going to chase me anyway, early in the mornings.  Now I ride mid morning and still sing aloud but usually they are praise and worship songs because I pray when on my bike and that is my God time, not reading His Word.  Giving Him praise and Thanks brings me peace, keeps me centered.  So yes, I’m all for it make a joyful noise.