W, for the WIN! 535

Happy Sunday morning! I’m finally getting around to posting this ride profile & playlist from a couple weeks ago, a BONUS full hour ride with a W theme…a collection of 17 tracks from W-named artists. Adding to this wonderful W theme, I am tapping on the keyboard of my laptop from Washington DC! Our niece and my wife’s god daughter lives and works here (in the convenient Logan Circle neighborhood, when not traveling the world), so it’s about time we visited her (just back from ten days in Peru). Also great to take in this very cool DC community. Main take away from our few days in the Nation’s Capital…its much more than politicians and federal government infrastructure! Looking forward to a couple more days before returning to Grand Rapids.

When putting this mix together, Washington DC wasn’t even remotely on my mind but a have to point out some meaningful tracks and artists that coincidentally relate to DC:

Why Can’t We Be Friends…for political and other reasons our UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is seemingly so divided and unfriendly; Blinding Lights…the weather here in DC has been PERFECT (unseasonably warm) with clear skies and BRIGHT and blinding sunshine from 7AM to 7PM; One Foot…we’ve been logging some miles walking this diverse community; The White Stripes…our American flag, the star-spangled banner is prominently flying throughout DC; Glad You Came…YES, so glad we came to spend time with Haley and see DC again (nearly 30 years since our last visit!); Wiz Khalifa is VERY open about his passion for and use of cannabis (daily consumption and a $10K monthly budget!)…the distinctive dank aroma hangs over the many numbered and lettered streets of DC, more so at certain times and in certain neighborhoods like the very HIP and HOPPIN’ U Street corridor.

At the White House with the Washington Monument on the horizon

OKAY…here’s the ride and playlist!

Warm up: Why Can’t We Be Friends / War

Combo (alt seated / standing) Flat: Blinding Lights / The Weeknd

Combo Hill: Beverly Hills / Weezer

Power Climb: Scream & Shout / will.i.am, Brittney Spears

Quick seated Flat w/ Sprints: Shut Up & Kiss Me / Whitesnake

Rolling Hills: One Foot / WALK THE MOON

Progressive (increasing resistance) Climb: Signed, Sealed, Delivered / Stevie Wonder

Sprints: One More Time / Armin van Buuren, Maia Wright, Worakls

Alt Seated Climb & Running on a Hill: Seven Nation Army / The White Stripes

Steady Flat with a quick finish: Baba O’Riley / The Who

Combo Flat with Pick-ups: Glad You Came / The Wanted

Jumps on a Hill: So Tied Up / Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs

Combo rhythmic Hill: Anything / Alison Wonderland

Sprints: Let’s Dance to Joy Division / The Wombats

Progressive Climb: Stronger / Kanye West

Sprints: Heartbreak / Jack Wins

Cool down & Stretch: See You Again / Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth

On SPOTIFY:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1d6qzB5Ns3lWBKWeDpgi8e?si=28b814f16e294b00

On YOUTUBE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NRXx6U8ABQ

spIN THE NEWS:

https://www.clubindustry.com/sponsored/why-indoor-cycling-so-popular-and-still-a-growing-trend

Whether you’re in DC, or GR…or elsewhere: ENJOY THE RIDE!

One of the many DC tree-lined neighborhoods

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