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…

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…

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…

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…

Chasing Highs 362

Inspiration: I just finished this mix this morning and have been anxious to get it posted up today…it’s been a while since my last post, and this is MY NEW FAVORITE hour-long ride. Some favorite artists featured this time…Alma, James Blunt, Emeli Sande, Benny Benassi, Yellow Claw, Lorde and G-Easy. Check them ALL out and…

Can I Sit Next to You? 360

Inspiration: Starting next week I’m picking up a new weeknight spin class at the Y. It’s a 45 minute class, so I’ll be posting more of those for another month or two, including this one today. It’s a big day in Grand Rapids, as we kick-off the 10+ day comedy event LaughFest. This SERIOUSLY FUNNY…

Beautiful Day: St. Patrick’s Day Ride 359

Inspiration: It’s that time of year…here’s your St. Patrick’s Day Theme Ride! The actual day is more than a week away, but celebrations kick off this weekend…Saturday in Chicago and Sunday in Detroit, so why not get an early start in the cycle studio too! The usual suspects on this playlist include: U2, The Cranberries,…