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
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
My FIRST RIDE review of Peloton’s in-home studio cycling workout...the bike and digital app!
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.
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
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/
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
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
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
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