Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Inspiration:   HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY...a great day to unplug from all the noise and negativity associated with our current President and pay tribute to one or more of our past Presidents (Who's one of your favorites? For me, #40...Ronald Reagan).  For many this also means a long winter weekend...I'll take it! It also means tomorrow is … Continue reading Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

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Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

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

Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

We're gearing up for a new ENDURANCE RIDE series at the Greater Grand Rapids YMCA...FTP 90! Demo classes underway this week...the 8-week series officially kicks off next week. In my ongoing preparation for this program, I wanted to share several resources with Y members and other cycling enthusiasts in the community.  These are just a … Continue reading Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

Inspiration:  Winter has returned to Grand Rapids, MI this weekend...a few inches of snow, sub-zero temps and talk about even colder wind chills!  It's a great day to hibernate with a new Spotify SPINlist for an upcoming Endurance Ride.  Several classic rock tracks from Styx, The Doobie Brothers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan...and just … Continue reading On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

Introducing FTP 90 at the David D. Hunting YMCA - Grand Rapids, MI! FTP 90 is an 8-week Endurance Cycling experience that will kick-start your 2019 training and overall fitness...low-impact and BIG results! FTP is for Functional Threshold Power*...and 90 for the 90-minute ride and endurance training format. Classes are focused on endurance riding and make … Continue reading FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

Do It Till Your POKER FACE Hurts: Dada v. Gaga Battle Ride 456

Inspiration:  Hills, Intervals, Jumps...Dada Life and Lady Gaga for an hour ride inside.  Enjoy the Ride! Genre: EDM, Pop Duration: 62 minutes Summary Ride Profile & Playlist:  Warm up - One Last Night On Earth (Speaker of the House Remix) / Dada Life Alt Seated / Standing Flat - Applause / Lady Gaga Hill - Born … Continue reading Do It Till Your POKER FACE Hurts: Dada v. Gaga Battle Ride 456

All In: SPINdurance 2019 455

Inspiration:  Happy Saturday WEEKEND WARRIORS!  We had a strong showing at the Spartan Stores YMCA Endurance Cycle DEMO Ride this morning!   About 20 riders, 19 tracks, and 90 minutes of work centered on the SWEET SPOT (spans upper Zone 3 to lower Zone 4)...goal was: Zone 1 (White): 5%...Zone 2 (Blue): 10-15%...Zone 3 (Green): 30%...Zone 4 … Continue reading All In: SPINdurance 2019 455

Notes and other web resources for Endurance rides

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ en·dur·ance /inˈd(y)o͝orəns,enˈd(y)o͝orəns/ noun the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. "Mary was close to the limit of her endurance in Steve's Endurance Cycling class" synonyms: toleration, tolerance, sufferance, forbearance, patience, acceptance ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Year after year, January through March is prime time for Endurance Rides in the Cycle Studio! These 90-minute … Continue reading Notes and other web resources for Endurance rides

2018 Musician Tribute 453

Inspiration:  We lost so many talented contributors in the world of music this year...here's a tribute ride and playlist to recognize just a few of them as we say goodbye to 2018:  Vinnie Paul Abbot (Pantera), Tim Bergling (Avicii), Eddie Clark (Motorhead), Dennis Edwards (The Temptations), Aretha Franklin, Johann Johannsson, Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd), and Dolores … Continue reading 2018 Musician Tribute 453

Sweeter: LIVE / Endurance Ride 451

Inspiration:  This really is a SWEETER ride...and a great way to close out 2018.  19 live-recorded tracks...90-minute ride...mixed genre and several decades of amazing music.  Concerts recorded at venues across the country...New York, Detroit, Miami, Red Rocks, Redwoods and LA. Pick and choose your favorite tracks for a 45 or 60-minute ride, but be sure … Continue reading Sweeter: LIVE / Endurance Ride 451