We’ll Be United 264

Inspiration: All recent released tracks for this 45-minute ride…some favorites on repeat and some new tunes found on Spotify’s New Music Tuesday. The ride profile is packed with a variety of the SPINNING movements. It’s a great mix to kick off the (unofficial) start of Summer ’15. Genre: Pop, Rock, Alternative, Dance. Approximate time: 46…

Speed: The Fast and Furious Ride 263

Inspiration: Time for a THEME RIDE…this one hour mix is based on music used in the 7-movie FAST & FURIOUS franchise. The most recent FURIOUS 7 has the best collection of music, but there are other great riding tracks from the other six movies. I think I found the perfect mix…check it out, go FAST,…

Five Hundred Miles 262

Inspiration: A little bit of everything here, including a couple tracks recommended by other instructors via Spotify and Facebook: updated versions of In the Air Tonight and I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles). A few new and memorable tracks by Mumford & Sons, Parachute, Paul van Dyk, Duke Dumont and Clean Bandit…check them out! Genre: Pop,…

TEST RIDE: SoulCycle – Chicago / Old Town

   Another trip to the “Land of Lincoln”…another visit to a new cycle studio. This visit has been in the making for over two years now, so it’s about time! SoulCycle has finally made it to the Great Lakes region and launched one of its newest studios in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. Coincidently,…

Undisclosed Desires 261

Inspiration: I managed to pull this mix together in record time, ready for the Thursday night Endurance Ride class at the Y in DTGR. My plan was to stick with the ENDURANCE theme and used longer rhythmic tracks for stretches of flat road and challenging hill climbs…with a few interval stretches along the way. This…

Wherever U Go / It Feels Good 260

Inspiration: It was (is) a busy week for me with studio cycling at the Y…classes from 45 minutes to 90 minutes…7 classes over 6 days. I started with a 60 minute playlist, added 30 minutes of Endurance tracks for the 90 minute class and removed 15 minutes of music for the 45 minute mix. Check…