I Just Want to Live When I'm Alive, Bon Jovi

Many people have asked me if I listen to music while I ride. Only when it is safe to. Most of the riding you want to be able to hear really well around bends for vehicles. But, yes, I do spend time listening to music every few days. It's incredibly motivating. The songs that were most motivating, or resonate with me the most are listed below. They have been significant on this bike trip for some particular reason. They remind me of what I've lived and been through in my life, or they remind me of someone else. Or, a relationship I've had. Some are inspirational, some give me chills and bring tears to my eyes every time it plays. Most of the music was given to me from two people. My good friend and fellow Portland Timbers fan, Brian LaVere and the rest from mixes my brother, Dave made for me. Check out some of these tracks. Some you'll recognize, some may be new for you.

Wake Me Up, Aviici
An Angel's Prayer, Roland Clark, feat. Matteo DiMarr (these lyrics are unbelievable)
This is What it Feels Like, Armin van Buuren, feat, Trevor Guthrie
My Head is a Jungle, Wankelmut and Emma Louise
Lift Me Up, Cambis
Nothing Inside, Sander Van Doorn, feat. Mayaeni
You've Got the Love, Florence and the Machine
Nicky Romero's Essential Mix (entire mix!), 4-28-2012

It's My Life, Bon Jovi
I Can See Clearly, Johnny Nash
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Simple Song, The Shins
God Gave Me You, Blake Shelton
Home, Daughtry
Where My Girls At? 702
Let's Get it Started, Black Eyed Peas
Eye of the Tiger, Survivor
Say It Right, Nelly Fortado