Well, first part is done.
The route is planned and the contacts have been notified and my gear is all set. I am still awaiting some replies but that will come. I am now in the “impatience phase”. I am counting the days!
Now it is time for part two –> MUSIC!
Every time I ride I listen to music. Selected playlists. Actually I like all kind of music (save for techno, house and trash metal…) and I always need new songs / albums to satisfy my hunger. Before each trip I reorganize my playlists to have some new songs and sort them based on mood and type. That’s the part I still haven’t done. But it’s a sweet task, isn’t it?
I already have a couple of songs in my mind of course and obviously I have some favorites. I actually listen to music every time. In the car, during sport activities or even while going somewhere on foot (except of course if I am with someone else).
But this is different. This has a meaning. The songs are selected based on their rhythm or based on their lyrics. An example is Bon Jovi’s Blaze of Glory which is best when you pack up your camping gear after a night out and set off on the bike listening to…
I wake up in the morning
And I raise my weary head
I’ve got an old coat for a pillow
And the earth was last night’s bed
I don’t know where I’m going
Only God knows where I’ve been
I’m a devil on the run
A six gun lover
A candle in the wind…
There is that moment when you listen to a music or a song and you just say “wait a minute I know this feeling, I know exactly what it’s about”. Well this is why I spend time on selecting the music for the trip.
It means everything. Without it the whole trip would be different…
Take care and ride safe 🙂