Being less than 2 inches long and the same weight as £1 coin it is far removed from the original portable Music device - The Sony Walkman.
I owned several over the years and would wear them for running. If you got any faster than a mild trot you ran the risk of disengagement and the humiliation of having your priced asset broken and scattered all over your adjacent highway.
With long distance runs I would often come home with a sore hip from constant banging
If neither of the above affected you you always ran the risk of having to perform some improvised skipping as the Head phones tried to match make with your ankles.
My musical taste is wide ranging and for a long ride I have a complete assortment of Tunes from Wagner to Taylor Swift.
When I'm training though it has to be something with a fast tempo beat.
Having been brought up in the Disco age, i missed out on the Dance Rage and always believed that 'E' was actually a useful letter to have whilst playing scrabble.
Although I'm not about to strut my stuff on the dance floor I have certainly adopted some Dance tunes to keep my legs spinning.
Here are a few that are on my current play list.
Tiesto - 'Hes a Pirate'
Happy Mondays - 'Hallelujah'
Black eyed Peas - 'Ive got a feeling', 'The Time (Dirty Bit)', 'Imma Be'
Fat Boy Slim - 'Acid 2000'
New Order - 'Blue Monday'
Supermode - 'Tell me why'
David Pearce - 'Sandstorm'
Nelly Furtado - 'Promiscuous' (Axwell reMix)
Eric Prydz - 'Pjanno'
Last year when I was doing the Natchez Trace I would often hit the front at speed.My fellow Mules would just shake their heads and mutter 'Those Dammed Black eyed Peas!!!!'
Please let me know if you have any tunes to share.
The weekend weather looks promising so my Camera battery is on charge and I'm ready to do some dancing on my pedals.