I Will 160

Inspiration: A little bit of everything…and lots of hill work on this 60+ minute ride. Four back to back tracks, all up hill…with Muse, Karmin, Daughtry and Basement Jaxx Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop, Rock and more… Approximate time: 63 minutes Ride Playlist: Advertisements

Do Something 159

Inspiration: Some old and new tracks including these favorites: Do Something, Love Don’t Die, Under Control and Tick Tick Boom Genre: Alternative, Christian, Dance, Rock and Pop Approximate time: 64 minutes Ride Playlist: Preview & Purchase at iTunes: Do Something – Into the Light Shooting Star – The Midsummer Station Tongue Tied – Never Trust…

Let’s Get It Started: Super Bowl ’14 Mix 158

Inspiration: Super Bowl XLVIII…Broncos vs. Seahawks Genre: Alternative, Rock Approximate time: 58 minutes Ride Playlist: Sirius – Eye In the Sky Let’s Get It Started (Spike Mix) [Bonus Track] – Elephunk You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – The Best of Judas Priest – Living After Midnight Uprising – The Resistance Rock and Roll All Nite…

Start Me Up 157

Inspiration: Pulled a few out of the archives and mixed in with bunch of current tracks…for an hour+ ride. Check out the ELO track from the movie American Hustle. Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 65 minutes Ride Playlist: Escapee – Moment Bends Close Your Eyes (Radio Edit) – Club Essentials 2012 (40 Club Hits…

(Spin) Happy 156

Inspiration: Every other Saturday AM is Beginner Cycle at the Spartan Stores YMCA. All Beginner classes are just 30 minutes long, and it’s time for an updated ride mix. Get HAPPY! Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 31 minutes Ride Playlist: Happy (from “Despicable Me 2”) – Happy (from “Despicable Me 2”) – Single Timber…

Best Day…155

Inspiration: Needing to add to my 45-min mixes for weekends and Monday mornings…found some recent favorites and interesting new ones. Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 48 minutes Ride Playlist: Best Day of My Life – American Authors – EP Stay the Night (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore) – Clarity (Deluxe Edition) Alone Together –…

Test Ride: Go Cycle Studios – Detroit Suburbs / Royal Oak

We recently spent the weekend on the southeast side of the state to celebrate my daughter’s 20th birthday. A full two days, including a Saturday morning cycle class at Go Cycle, a boutique cycle studio in downtown Royal Oak. The original plan was to take a class at the Rochester Hills location near Oakland University,…

I Don’t Wanna Stop 154

Inspiration: Picked a bunch of favorites over the past year, for an hour long ride. Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 63 minutes Ride Playlist: Rocketeer (feat. Ryan Tedder) [Ruxpin Remix] – Rocketeer (Remixes) [feat. Ryan Tedder] – EP Set It Off – Set It Off – EP I Don’t Wanna Stop – Black Rain…

Get On It 153

Inspiration: Time for another hour spin mix…Get On It! Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 62 minutes Ride Playlist: The Sound of Sunshine – The Sound of Sunshine Timber (feat. Ke$ha) – Global Warming: Meltdown (Deluxe Version) Oh My Goodness – Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Edition) Walking On Air – PRISM (Deluxe) Beam (Dannic…

Test Ride: Flywheel – Chicago / Gold Coast

My recent visit to Chicago has prompted me to post this “review” of my first FLY with Flywheel, at their Gold Coast location in the windy city. I can tell you now it was worth the six-hour roundtrip commute! After first dropping in at this location about 9 months ago, just to check it out…

Concrete Angel 152

Inspiration: Pulled a few tracks out of the archives for this ride…from Stealers Wheel, Vertical Horizon, Lenny Kravitz and Collective Soul. Check out the 2nd track, Red Lights, the recent Tiesto release. Genre: Alternative, Christian, EDM, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 66 minutes (with a second cool down/stretch track) Ride Playlist: What We’re Here For –…

This Is the New Year 151

Inspiration: Welcome 2014! Just a brief post with a Spotify link to my New Year-theme playlist with about 50 random, motivational tracks to get you started / keep you going into the new year. Mostly current, with a few classics…and something for flat road / hills, seated / standing, sprints / jumps, warm up /…