My 2024 Year In Strava Music


Date Ride Song Map Comments
2024-01-05 Shake it out, shake it out Florence and the Machine - Shake it out Looks like the boi is back from olympic weightlifting and I met him.


Date Ride Song Map Comments
2024-02-08 Stilettos and broken bottles Robyn - Dancing on my own Oh, the irony. Went through the no-go area (a stretch of bike path above a club called "Grelle Forelle" and got a puncture. With one of the most puncture resistant tyres, the Conti 4 Seasons)
2024-02-08 Had a Heart of Glass Blondie- Heart of Glass Went home, changed the tube, went out again. Different route though to avoid the no-go area because you know what they say: "fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again". Okay, they don't say it, but he did
2024-02-09 You change your passion for glory Survivor - Eye of the Tiger Usually, I ride westwards on the right side of the Danube. Don't know why, it's just something I do. Maybe it's because the left side is more exposed, so if you have a nice westerly wind, you get some tailwind going home. On this day, there was a really nasty wind from the east. So I changed passion for glory and the right for the left side.
2024-02-10 Many songs have been written: This is one of them. Mo'Horizons - Yes Baby Yes As far as regular loops go, this is the most regular of all.
2024-02-16 World, my finger is on the button Chemical Brothers - Galvanize Galvanize!
2024-02-17 My time is spent, but baby, please don't tell 'em just where I went Lord Huron - Time to Run Hugo and me are real geniuses. There's a forecasted probability of rain, and instead of going to the north, we head directly into the Wienerwald, an area where it's guaranteed that the clouds will hang there, bringing rain with them. We've been looking at blue skies roughly 20k to the north for a good part of this very wet ride.
2024-02-22 My hearts aflame / My body's strained but god I like it TV on the Radio - Wolf like me Sweet Spot intervals. Ugh.
2024-02-25 I say what's, what's cooler than being cool? (Ice cold!) Outkast - Hey ya! It's not often that I blow my ride preparation as thoroughly as this time. Dressed for sunshine and 10° centigrade, got around -1°, mist and cloud cover. Had to stop three times to bring some blood back into my hands. Thanks Josh for borrowing your gloves. It saved me.


Date Ride Song Map Comments
2024-03-02 I just want to spend eternity / Right where I am, on the sunnyside of the street The Pogues - The Sunny Side of the Street Riding my bike just makes me happy. I'm a man of simple pleasures.
2023-03-03 Somebody told me / I know where to go Kitchenware & Candy Bars A mashup of two distinct domains of viennese cycling that seldom mingle: Donauradweg and Wienerwald. I liked the result.
2024-03-06 Inertia keeps / Moving up slowly Massive Attack - Inertia Creeps One of my goals for 2024 is to be a bit less repetitive in my route selection. But apparently, I'm also lazy.
2024-03-09 Body count body body body count Body Count - Body Count's in the House Another flat? This time on the other tyre that is indestructible? (the Vittoria Corsa Graphene) In 20 years of riding, I had six flats (I kid you not), half of which in 2024.
2024-03-09 Remember I tried not to be wary / This failed me once too much Helmet - Milquetoast Oh, and I forgot to bring a CO2 cartridge to the party, so I had to walk for a bit before a fellow cyclist borrowed me his pump. Then I rode home. Fuck this shit.
2024-03-13 We move towards the stars / And all that we touch becomes ours White Lies - Farewell to the Fairground Naaa, cycling is just too great to be disheartened by a flat tyre.
2024-03-15 Ain't nothin′ gonna to break my stride / Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no Matthew Wilder - Break my Stride Another trip to Mallorca, nicely settling in on the first day.
2024-03-16 Shot through the heart / And you're to blame / You give love a bad name Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name It's good to be back.
2024-03-17 Dumb ways to die / So many dumb ways to die Dumb Ways to Die On the top of the climb to Betlem, there's a rock next to the street. Behind the rock, there's a near vertical drop. Around 20 german influencers where balancing on the rock trying to get a group picture for the 'gram. Not so smart. I didn't stick around to see what happened but I wish them all the very best.
2024-03-18 You keep samin' when you oughta be a'changin' Nancy Sinatra - These Boots are Made for Walking Remember when Rastaman and Joker are on R&R and Joker gets his camera stolen? Some sort of R&R. Same with this ride. Who plans a climb on a rest day? Me, that's who.
2024-03-19 You didn't have to stoop so low / Have your friends collect your records and / then change your number Gotye - Somebody that I used to know I think that is a really clever musical reference. (Bonus Track - A great choreography)
2024-03-20 Para bailar La Bamba / Se necesita una poca de gracia Los Lobos - La Bamba Another day, another coffee ride. When we came back to the hotel, this song was playing in the lounge area. Quite fitting if you ask me.
2024-03-21 I'm gettin' bugged driving up and down the same old strip / I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip The Beach Boys - I Get Around Rode a nice back alley that looked familiar but we both were absolutely, positively sure that it's impossible that we've been there before, just to find out on wandr that in fact we really did ride it before.


Date Ride Song Map Comments
2024-04-04 Won't be long 'til summer comes / Now that the boys are here again Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town I promptly fell for the Mallorcan Malaise after returning, and it took me some time to be fit enough to get back on a bike
2024-04-05 'Twas a wonderful craft, she was rigged fore and aft / And oh, how the wild wind drove her The Pogues & The Dubliners - The Irish Rover 🚨 New bike day, it's new bike day. 🚨 And oh how shiny and nice it is. After eight years on the Propel, giving the Orca a whirl is fun.
2024-04-06 I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all / But I think you're moving too fast Ten Fé - Waterfalls Still not fully healthy, but also not willing to stay inside anymore.
2024-04-11 Run boy run! Running is a victory Woodboy - Run Boy Run Sometimes, when your body just doesn't want to cooperate, just getting on the bike feels like a truce, at least.
2024-04-12 Kein Gott! Kein Staat! Lieber was zu saufen! Deichkind - Hört ihr die Signale This season feels like the anarchists guide to unstructured training.
2024-04-13 It's been seven hours and 13 days Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U The Sinead O'Connor version starts with "It's been seven hours and 15 days". The difference between me and Prince is that I quite like O'Connor's version. Of course it's not the only difference, but a significant one.
2024-04-15 I wear my sunglasses at night Corey Hart - Sunglasses at night Early morning ride with Christian. We were both wearing sunglasses, just wanting to point that out.
2024-04-18 'Cause I Wanna be Anarchy Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK Josh really brings out the anti-capitalist in me. Which is one of the many things I appreciate about him.
2024-04-28 Well, I'm just a modern guy / Of course, I've had it in the ear before Iggy Pop - Lust for Life Had enough punctures on the canal - not going to make that same mistake.
Published 2024~05~06