We Back 487

Inspiration:  Fall schedule is ON, days are shorter, nights are cooler and studios are fuller...riders are back in the saddle! WE BACK is a perfect track for this time of year.  The full hour mix has a combination of some new tunes and some favorites from past rides...check it out. ENJOY THE RIDE! Genre: Alternative, … Continue reading We Back 487

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Won’t Be Late 485

Inspiration:  It was a busy summer weekend in Grand Rapids, and its time to wind down with a Spin class blog post...and get ready for a busy week ahead!  One of the main attractions this weekend was on the Grand River...the Master's US Rowing National Championships.  Rowers from all over the US gathered in Grand … Continue reading Won’t Be Late 485

Victorious 484

Inspiration: victory- achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties This week is UNITY week in west Michigan, as the four-day Unity Christian Music Festival takes over waterfront Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.  Live performances by many of the top contemporary Christian music artists, including: Rhett Walker Band, Tenth Avenue … Continue reading Victorious 484

Now’s The Time…(to) Shine 481

Inspiration:  After being MIA and off-line for about 3-weeks...and after getting this comment from Jessica: Are you not making spin class play lists anymore. I looked forward to them every week, it's about time for another ride / playlist.  Several new tracks in these fresh playlists, 60m and 45m versions, packed with everything from Pop … Continue reading Now’s The Time…(to) Shine 481

Turn It Up 479

Inspiration:  We're about halfway through 2019...so "you better TURN IT UP!"  These three words remind me of the SoulCycle promo from 2017...and you don't have to be a fan of SoulCycle to be inspired by this short video.   For this 45+ minute ride, get your CREW together and get ready to burn some cals!  Don't … Continue reading Turn It Up 479

Fire Alarm 478

Inspiration:  After discovering SPOTIFY's The New Alt playlist, I was inspired to create this all-alternative playlist.  Other than a few hills, this is mostly a quick-paced ride with a variety of jumps, sprints and other high-cadence stretches.  If you're looking for a shorter 45m class format, there's an ALTERNATIVE version for that too.  Several new … Continue reading Fire Alarm 478

Joy 477

Inspiration:  The Summer '19 Joy Ride starts this Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season!  More than the Bastille title track, several tracks on this ride are a perfect TEN on the Joy scale.  On this ride, expect a mixed terrain Joy Ride with quick intervals on flats and hills...power climbs and steep, … Continue reading Joy 477

All This Power 476

Inspiration:  It's been a crazy couple of weeks...and about that long since my last post.  This profile has changed from a full hour, to a 45m ride...and back to a full hour, just in time for Monday morning Happy Hour (HOUR OF POWER) at the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA...less than 8 hours from now.  I don't have … Continue reading All This Power 476

awesoME! 475

Inspiration:  Who's awesome?  YOU ARE! "...you can't spell AWESOME without (WE and) ME". We'll send off APRIL with this AWESOME ride and playlist....even though I won't be using it for most of my classes until May.  I have a 7+ minute section set for POWER TESTING, for all my POWER TRAINING classes during the first week … Continue reading awesoME! 475

A Look Back: #419 April 2018

This was a popular tribute to Avicii last year, just after the news of his death. https://fortherideinside.com/2018/04/21/without-you-avicii-memorial-mix-419/ On Netflix: AVICII: TRUE STORIES https://youtu.be/1ZFK3VKzQIs