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…

Glorious 371

Inspiration: Since my recent trip to Chicago and class at Studio Three, I’ve been planning to use the latest Macklemore track (the one that Erin used for her class). So here’s my GLORIOUS RIDE! Lots of good ones (Brother, Marrakech, Champion, Reverse, Pray to God Remix, Nice2KnoU (Repeat), Hit Me Back) packed in this 60…

Let’s Hurt Tonight 370

Inspiration: Make it HURT SO GOOD…in about 48 minutes or less! A few current pop tracks along with some lesser know music to fuel your ride. Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 48 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm Up – Wishing Seed (Remix) / RYNO Seated / Standing Flat – Came Here For…

Good Times 369

Inspiration: Here’s to a summer filled with GOOD TIMES in the cycle studio! This profile and playlist is great for a GOOD RIDE too. Mostly new music from alternative, pop and EDM artists…also another great track from Contemporary Christian group Hillsong United. In Grand Rapids TONIGHT…Volbeat at 20 Monroe Live…so I have two tracks from…

Revolution 367

Inspiration: TGIF! For all you MOTHERS, have a great Sunday/weekend. I hope you get a good ride in (our out) – see SPin the News at the end of this post. It’s a big weekend in Grand Rapids…the 40th running of the Riverbank Run (sponsored by Fifth Third Bank) – the largest 25K road race…

Ride 366

Inspiration: Did you happen to catch the story on NPR All Things Considered this week…the one about an inspirational story from 25 years ago in the center of the Rodney King LA riots? If NOT…here’s your chance to take 8 minutes and hear the story…(there’s no indoor cycling connection, but an example of the POWER…

#WGTP / We Got The Power 365

Inspiration: What happened to April? Okay, so it’s not May yet, but this month has gone by quickly and I haven’t posted much here in a while. I thought it was time to SPRING CLEAN the blog, so thanks to WordPress, it is so easy to find a new look (for FREE)…let me know what…

Stay (and FIND IT) 364

Inspiration: This year my SPRING BREAK has been a STAYcation…Spring NO-BREAK Week. NO BREAK is right, I’ve been busy covering other classes for instructors that are getting out of town for the week…going on 12 days in a row with one (or two) classes a day. They’ll all be glad to know I haven’t forgotten…

TNT (70’s Theme Ride) 363

Inspiration: The Friday Eve class has been requesting a 70’s Theme ride for a couple weeks, so I finally put this one together…LET’S RIDE! Genre: Pop, Rock, 70’s Approximate time: 62 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm Up – Do It Again / Steely Dan Seated / Standing Flat – Free Ride / The Edgar…