As you may know, during the week I spend my days and nights in Santa Clara. Silicon Valley isn't exactly bicycle friendly, and it gets dark really early still, so after work I have no choice but to put in miles on the rollers. I hate rollers. I hate trainers. In fact, there aren't many things you can do on a bicycle that are more boring than spinning in your livingroom. And the only thing I can think of to make it better is music.
Tonight I was listening to The Colour and the Shape, by Foo Fighters during my workout, and it hit me: Everlong is the best song I can listen to that will make me pedal harder and forget the monotony. It has been since the first time I ever listened to it when running back in 1998 in San Francisco. After the bridge in the song, when everything kicks back in at like 3:30, I nearly came off the front of the rollers I was pedaling so hard. I looked down and I was hammering out 24mph on the ol' Kreitlers!
I can think of plenty of other balls-out rawk tunes that make me want to break stuff and go until I hurl, but Everlong is the top of that musical mountain for me.
So I'm curious. What song has that effect on you? Which lone tune makes you exert yourself like no other?!!!