A Look Back…#354 January 2017

Coincidently the opening track FREEZE TIME fits with the coldest weather in West Michigan in about 25 years...as the Polar Vortex hovers over the Great Lakes region! https://fortherideinside.com/2017/01/23/stronger-than-we-think-354/

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Wednesday Poll: Studio Cycling class format

Back in the day, if you said you were going to SPIN CLASS, most people had a good idea of what that meant.  Today, with all the amazing and varied options...indoor cycling comes in many shapes and sizes.  Today's POLL:  share your favorite format(s)...either as a rider/participant or as an instructor/coach. I found the following … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Studio Cycling class format

Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

Inspiration:  A west Michigan snow day calls for a SPOTIFY marathon AND a new 90-minute playlist / ride profile!  This time my brother-in-law Clint had some great suggestions...this should be a GOOD ONE, planning on this for tomorrow's FTP 90 class! The ride is named for the Moody Blues track and perfect for this ALTERED STATES … Continue reading Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

Run Like Hell 459

Inspiration:  Today in west Michigan, students aren't the only ones home for a SNOW DAY!  My employer announced the office was closed due to a Winter Storm Warning with heavy snowfall and drifting.  And later this week, forecasts call for the coldest temps and wind chills since 1994. I have some extra time to catch up … Continue reading Run Like Hell 459

Riding As A Lifestyle: A Guest Blog Post by RJ

For January's Guest Post, I am so happy that this regular rider took time to share a special message. (BTW...by "regular" I mean FREQUENT, certainly not ordinary!). We share an ear for music and a passion for the power of cycling. Take just a few minutes to meet RJ... I was just 20 years old … Continue reading Riding As A Lifestyle: A Guest Blog Post by RJ

Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

We're gearing up for a new ENDURANCE RIDE series at the Greater Grand Rapids YMCA...FTP 90! Demo classes underway this week...the 8-week series officially kicks off next week. In my ongoing preparation for this program, I wanted to share several resources with Y members and other cycling enthusiasts in the community.  These are just a … Continue reading Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

Inspiration:  Winter has returned to Grand Rapids, MI this weekend...a few inches of snow, sub-zero temps and talk about even colder wind chills!  It's a great day to hibernate with a new Spotify SPINlist for an upcoming Endurance Ride.  Several classic rock tracks from Styx, The Doobie Brothers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan...and just … Continue reading On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

Introducing FTP 90 at the David D. Hunting YMCA - Grand Rapids, MI! FTP 90 is an 8-week Endurance Cycling experience that will kick-start your 2019 training and overall fitness...low-impact and BIG results! FTP is for Functional Threshold Power*...and 90 for the 90-minute ride and endurance training format. Classes are focused on endurance riding and make … Continue reading FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

People Like Us 457

Inspiration:  When working up a new playlist I tend to search more for new (Spotify New Music Friday & Radar Release) or new-to-me tracks (Spotify Discover Weekly), but for this ride I scrolled through my archives of tracks that I've used over the past 6 years...I think you'll like this SPINLIST.  I used it (the 47m … Continue reading People Like Us 457

Wednesday Poll: Music Streaming Services

Your music tracklist is the key to a great ride inside!  Over the years options for group fitness instructors have evolved, including:  cassette tapes, CDs, mp3 players, purchased content (i.e. iTunes), streamed content (i.e. Spotify).   There has been a lot of activity in the realm of music streaming services and things to consider include:  cost, … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Music Streaming Services