N is for NEW Year 520

Happy 2022! 🎉

Starting the new year, looking back to traffic on FOR THE RIDE INSIDE over the years…going back to 2012. NEARLY TEN YEARS of memorable rides, great music, fitness friendships, and hundreds of blog posts!

Sad to say that 2021 was a light traffic year, with only 26K views and about 12K visitors…the lowest numbers since that first (short) year. The graph below shows what a global pandemic did for viewership…

From the beginning in late 2012…to a full-year of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021 – clicks and viewers at a 9-year low ☹️

Focusing on 2021, these are the TOP TEN post views, half of these are from prior years…strong showing for my TNT 70’s Rock theme ride from 2017!

2021 #1 – #5 posts…
let’s hear it for classic 70’s Rock! 🎶🎶🎶
2021 #6 – #10 posts
More theme rides that got legs!

Here’s to another new year as FOR THE RIDE INSIDE completes a decade of posts this Fall…I hope you come along for the ride! Please LIKE, SHARE, and COMMENT along the way.

Here’s your NYD SPINlist…

  1. Warm up – Old Town Road (Remix) / Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
  2. Alt seated / standing Flat – Time Of Our Lives / Ne-Yo, Pitbull
  3. Extended Climb (8+ min) alt seated / standing – Stranglehold / Ted Nugent
  4. Quick seated flat into the wind with power punch intervals – The Hand That Feeds / Nine Inch Nails
  5. Steady seated hill climb, finish out of saddle – In the Air Tonight / Nonpoint
  6. Standing flat with seated Spin-ups – Smells Like Teen Spirit / Nirvana
  7. Alt seated / standing progressive climb – Brother / NEEDTOBREATHE, Gavin DeGraw
  8. Jumps – Ride Wit Me / Nelly, City Spud
  9. Alt seated / standing Power Climb! – Burn It to the Ground / Nickelback
  10. Sprint intervals (3X) – Blame / John Newman, Calvin Harris
  11. Cool down & Stretch – Home / Nick Jonas

On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5wrn6BvIZKyTswdQa2s9GU?si=-2JsdkgjRjW-YZr87XhoBg

On YouTube: https://youtu.be/bTXJQ5ql5Fw

Happy 2022, ENJOY THE RIDE! 🚴🏻🎶😅

2 thoughts on “N is for NEW Year 520

  1. Hi Steve, looking for new indoor cycling news playlists and ride profiles. just found this site. looks great. Ive been teaching cycling for many years BUT am “old” and not tech savvy. Having a hard navigating site to connect the playlists on Spotify with your suggested ride profiles. I did sign up for WORDPRESS account and found your blog.
    Went to Spotify and search for the ride inside and several. PS. I am Maddog level 2 as well as Schwinn.

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