People 306

Inspiration: People...we'll be seeing LOTS of them at the Y over the next several weeks...some new faces along with the regular, die hard, dedicated members and I'm looking forward to it! If you are one of those Cycling class regulars, be sure to invite a family member, friend or co-worker to try an indoor cycling … Continue reading People 306

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Light It Up 278

Inspiration: Got an early start on my ride playlist & profile for next Thursday's early morning HAPPY HOUR ride. Today it'll serve as my car ride playlist for this weekend's trip to Chicago...planning to use my FREE ride ticket to ride at the SOULCYCLE studio in the loop...their newest location and windy city FLAGSHIP studio … Continue reading Light It Up 278

The Warrior 276

Inspiration: This past week I final took my first Les Mills RPM Indoor Cycling class. The Grand Rapids area YMCA has been rolling out many of the Les Mills group ex programs (BodyCombat, BodyPump, Body Flow...and RPM) since early this year along side all other "free style" classes previously offered. My class was a good … Continue reading The Warrior 276

Best I Ever Had 237

Inspiration: This is the playlist/profile from my Sunday AM class the other day. Unfortunately the day was off to a frantic start as I slept through both alarms and had to make a 40 minute commute in under 30 minutes to get there by scheduled start time. Fortunately I made it safe & sound and … Continue reading Best I Ever Had 237

Let The Beat Control Your Body (Endurance Ride) 232

Inspiration: After two weeks of holidays and a winter snow storm, this Thursday it'll be time to get back to the Endurance Cycling class...here's this weeks ride playlist/summary profile. Genre: Alternative, Dance/Electronic, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 93 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up - Low Rider - The Hits Seated / Standing Flat … Continue reading Let The Beat Control Your Body (Endurance Ride) 232

Stay High: A REMIX Ride 222

Inspiration: It's time for another fresh mix and it's been a while since I put together a collection of REMIX tracks. This one's an hour and includes a few very current tracks...a few that are 2-3 years old. Checkout the Chainsmokers REMIX of Habits/Stay High! Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 61 minutes On … Continue reading Stay High: A REMIX Ride 222

Ready and Willing 219

Inspiration: Finished up this mix while between rides...UBER rides. UBER has moved into Grand Rapids, MI and is recruiting drivers. So far so good, now that I decided to go for another moonlighting gig. Had a great first night out on the town, being a DESIGNATED DRIVER, for HIRE. Between now and the end of … Continue reading Ready and Willing 219

Take It Easy 216

Inspiration: I was originally thinking RECOVERY RIDE for this one...but that didn't work out too well. Maybe because I was a little distracted - while working on this post I've been switching between the MSU and U of M games...both loosing badly and not a good start to the football season. SO, back to the … Continue reading Take It Easy 216

Born To (Ride): The Rage Ride 211

Inspiration: Plenty of Electronic & Dance tracks on this raging hour long ride. A little Rock and R&B/Rap along to way to mix it up...Eenjoy the Ride! Genre: Alternative, Dance, Electronic, Rock Approximate time: 58 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Center Stage - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (Deluxe Edition) Don't Stop the … Continue reading Born To (Ride): The Rage Ride 211

Be Okay 202

Inspiration: My niece stayed with us for the weekend and passed along a song suggestion for my next spin playlist. One of her current favorites is Alex & Sierra, from a recent X Factor competition. The video below was just released this past week. This eclectic mix has everything from classic rock tracks to current … Continue reading Be Okay 202