Power 381

Inspiration: MORE POWER HOUR. Several interval stretches in this HIGH ENERGY Ride…surges, sprints, climbing attacks and high-resistance runs. With some jumps, steep steady climbs and quick, flat runs, this mix should satisfy all riders. For those with access to power/watts measures on your bike (like the Keiser M3 cycles we have at many GR YMCA…

Let Me Go 380

Inspiration: This one started out as mix and profile for a full hour class, but I ended up cutting a few tracks so I could work it into a 45 minute class. Both versions are posted here and both include my favorites: the opener by Alan Parsons Project (a remix), the title track just out…

Not Giving In 379

Inspiration: NO…NEVER! We’re NOT giving in. This is my favorite ride mix of the month (so what if it’s just the first of the month). For the kiddos it’s back to school, for the rest of us it’s BACK TO YOUR HARDCORE WORKOUT ROUTINE, and that includes those 45-60+ minute Spin classes! Here’s a ride…

Class Schedule: Fall 2017

Another fantastic Michigan Fall is just around the corner. This month I’m starting my FIFTH year of teaching studio cycling…and looking forward to a new venue this fall: Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Market Street Studio! The adult fitness program is expanding with the addition of 15 brand new Spinners…what a great option for the…

Obsession 378

Inspiration: There’s no doubt about my strongest obsession for the past 5 years! I continue to enjoy my time in the Cycle Studio after a half decade of cycle classes throughout greater Grand Rapids…and blogging about all-things-studio cycling. The fuel for my obsession: GR YMCA and it’s members, instructors and management, Spotify and the hundreds…

FIRST RIDE: InCycle (Carmel, IN – Metro Indianapolis)

This past weekend my wife and I drove about four hours to the greater Indianapolis area from our home in Grand Rapids, MI for a good friend’s wedding. It was my first time to Indy in over 10 years. Much has changed (for the good) and I’m planning a return visit before another 10 years…

Friends 377

Inspiration: Grab a friend and go for a ride INSIDE! I hope this 60-minute mix and summary ride profile is the fuel you need for a GREAT RIDE! While many of us are preparing for an end of summer celebration and long Labor Day weekend, remember to keep our FRIENDS on the gulf coast of…

I Don’t Care…Let’s Go: Fall Out Boy vs. Calvin Harris 376

Inspiration: When was the last time I posted a BATTLE OF… Theme ride? Right! It’s been too long. Not sure how I came up with this pairing, but no question these artists are AMAZING when it comes to EDM / Pop and Alternative Pop Rock…#1 in their genre. So who’s the winner of this battle?…

Cycles 375

Inspiration: Thanks for checking in…I hope you find a ride you like here (or at least a few good tracks for your own ride!) There’s a good mix here, mostly new tunes…a throwback track from AC/DC…a fun track from dube…an awesome collaboration with X Ambassadors…so much more – 17 tracks in all! LET’S DO THIS!…

In The End: Chester Bennington / Linkin Park Tribute 374

Inspiration: Sad news in the world of entertainment with the passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington (41 years old!). I’ve used Linkin Park tracks for the past 5 years…over a dozen of the ones on this post. It was impossible to compile this playlist with anything other than Linkin Park music. Some new music from…

Whatever It Takes 373

Inspiration: Another weekend…sure to FLY by quickly, two days are just not enough! Sunday I’ve got a couple full hour classes and I’ve been working on this ride profile and mix for a while now, it’s RIDE READY! Lots of hard driving motivating tracks…plenty of HILL work on this one. It’ll be a BONUS ride…

Sweat 372

Inspiration: I just finished my first week of work since being away on a 10 day vacation at the cottage (see some pics below). This week I’m subbing a couple 45 minute classes, so YES, time for an new playlist and ride profile. There’s a good mix of current and older tracks that will make…