A Look Back…#315 February 2016

From Rolling Stone, February 23, 2016: 10 New Artists You Need to Know: February 2016I only know about Kaleo and Way Down We Go (check it out if you haven't listened yet)...but haven't heard much since 2016. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-february-2016-15987/ Hey Hey Hallelujah (for the ride inside)...this was my favorite ride and playlist of the 29 days! … Continue reading A Look Back…#315 February 2016

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Make Your Move 464

Inspiration:  This was the playlist and profile FOR THE RIDE INSIDE last night at the David D. Hunting YMCA...and it was a good one!  I always get fired up when a 1st timer joins the cast of regulars....and we had four who MADE THEIR MOVE and dropped-in to check out what exactly goes on in … Continue reading Make Your Move 464

Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Inspiration:   HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY...a great day to unplug from all the noise and negativity associated with our current President and pay tribute to one or more of our past Presidents (Who's one of your favorites? For me, #40...Ronald Reagan).  For many this also means a long winter weekend...I'll take it! It also means tomorrow is … Continue reading Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Cycling INSIDE the City 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI

Cycling INSIDE the City ...a guide to Studio Cycling in Greater Grand Rapids, MI Over the past 4 years, Grand Rapids has been BOOMING...housing, nightlife, cultural, business, recreation and FITNESS. It's time to take another look at the world of Studio Cycling in Grand Rapids! ___________________________________________________________________________________ 4G Athletic - New since 2016 https://4gathletic.com/ 2141 Port … Continue reading Cycling INSIDE the City 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI

We Got the Power 462

Inspiration:  Power...MORE POWER!  More great MUSIC to power your ride INSIDE.  Three favorite power climbin' tracks:  We Got the Power, Incredible, Dreamin.   MR. ROBOTO (Styx) is the THROWBACK track on this playlist and seems to be a favorite after three classes this week!  Great new releases to start and end the ride too.  Happy BDay Khalid...21 … Continue reading We Got the Power 462

Wednesday Poll: Theme Rides

On the eve of Valentine's Day 2019, I got to thinking about theme rides for cycling class...a popular topic on various blogs and social media. IT'S WEDNESDAY, so here's THE POLL...   A quick recap of results of the poll on Class Formats: By far, the classic "SPINNING" experience was the most popular format at 43% … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Theme Rides

You’re never too old to enjoy your childhood: A Guest Blog Post by Beth L.

Well...I've been urging Beth to contribute a post for months now and so here we FINALLY have it! I've had the pleasure of knowing and riding with Beth for nearly as long as I've been an instructor / member at the local YMCA (about 5 years now!). Like many west Michiganders, when given the option, … Continue reading You’re never too old to enjoy your childhood: A Guest Blog Post by Beth L.

This Mountain 461

Inspiration:  TGIF!  A couple weeks ago I heard the title track for this ride and have been building the profile and playlist since.  Today it's done...a great start to the new month!  Just a few hills ahead here...some sprint intervals mixed in. So what's noteworthy?  Thunder to the Ground makes for a great opener, Mountain At … Continue reading This Mountain 461