“D” Day 537

Today's theme ride is a tribute to many D-named artists over the decades...from DEPECHE MODE and THE DOORS to DUA LIPA and DRAKE; from pop artist DEMI LOVATO to alternative group DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE; and from classic rockers DEF LEPPARD to contemporary Christian LAUREN DAIGLE. Yep, an eclectic mix of music for your spin-tastic … Continue reading “D” Day 537

Thanksgiving 🔥 536

It's been a while, and I know this ride is posted at the 11th hour...but better late than never! HAPPY THANKSGIVING and wishing you the best for the holidays. ENJOY THE RIDE! Playlist & Summary Ride Profile 1 Warm-up: I'm a Mess / Avril Lavigne, YUNGBLUD 2 Combo flat: Let Yourself Free / Fitz and … Continue reading Thanksgiving 🔥 536

Indoor Cycling over the years…A DECADE IN THE SADDLE, still enjoying THE RIDE INSIDE!

This week is my 10th anniversary of being a certified Indoor Cycling Instructor (and blogger).  And WOW, what a ride it has been! Coincidentally, Monday is also 10/10...PERFECT! My indoor cycling journey actually started a few months earlier than October 2012, while I was an adjunct finance professor at Davenport University.  The University purchased about … Continue reading Indoor Cycling over the years…A DECADE IN THE SADDLE, still enjoying THE RIDE INSIDE!

RE-POST: Start a Fire 🔥 500

Today, Monday night studio cycling at Mary Free Bed YMCA goes to a FULL HOUR ride! Time to FIRE UP! More 60-minute fresh mixes to come, but this week I'll be doing an encore ride with this popular pre-pandemic ride (just barely "pre") from January 2020. https://fortherideinside.com/2020/01/01/start-a-fire-500/ Original post: January 1, 2020 NEVER FORGET! Completely … Continue reading RE-POST: Start a Fire 🔥 500

So Good 534

The name of this says it all...Enjoy the Ride! Many current pop tracks and a few multiples for these artists: John Newman, Hey Violet, and Harry Styles. Also a couple extended tracks at 5+ minutes. CHECK OUT ALL OF THEM...have a great week! Don't miss the featured news at the end of this post...tough times … Continue reading So Good 534

Coast (“NEVER COAST”) 533

Hailee Steinfeld & Anderson .Paak's recent track COAST, is the inspiration for this ride post and tribute to former favorite boutique cycle studio FLYWHEEL. Co-founded by boutique cycling "powerhouse" Ruth Zukerman, Flywheel "obtained a cultlike status among riders for its competitive leaderboard system, had 42 indoor cycling and barre studios around the United States, including … Continue reading Coast (“NEVER COAST”) 533

Nothing Good Comes Easy 532

Happy Sunday from the massage chair at Davi Nail & Spa (East Grand Rapids, MI)...with my wife for a couples pedicure on a windy & rainy day. The weather got in the way of our road/trail ride...so here we sit. 🫠 With my next cycle class at the Mary Free Bed YMCA tomorrow (Monday, 6pm), … Continue reading Nothing Good Comes Easy 532

M is for MONDAY 531

What do think of Mondays? Hope, anxiety, fresh start, dread, happiness, sorrow, indifference? Merriam Webster’s definition leaves me wanting more… Mon·day: the second day of the week Another online dictionary gives you this... the day of the week before Tuesday and following Sunday 😝 I always think of Monday as the FIRST day of the … Continue reading M is for MONDAY 531

Will Of The People 530

Happy Juneteenth 2022! Playlist and Summary Ride Profile: Warm up - Sway / Fitz and the Tantrums Alt Seated / Standing Flat - Gravity / The Him, Georgie Keller Alt Seated / Standing Hill - Dance All Over Me / George Ezra Power Climb - Don’t You Worry / Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, David Guetta … Continue reading Will Of The People 530

Pride Ride 192

Found this THEME RIDE from 2014…I think it’ll work just fine for PRIDE MONTH 2022!

...it's all about Studio Cycling!

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Inspiration: Over the last several weeks there’s been a steady PRIDE buzz with many events happening from coast to coast. West Michigan’s 2014 day was last Saturday, June 14th. Here’s a mix that works great for an intense 45 minute ride…with Pride!
Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop.
Approximate time: 48 minutes
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Preview / Purchase on iTunes:
Warm up – Proud – Proud
Seated / Standing Flat – Wings – Wings – Single
Seated / Standing Hill – Rainbow – Who You Are (Platinum Edition)
Sprints – Get Outta My Way – Aphrodite (Deluxe Experience Edition)
Seated Hill and Running with Resistance – Born This Way – Born This Way (Bonus Track Version)
Jumps – Do My Thing (feat. Janelle Monáe) – All of Me (Deluxe Version)
Standing Hill – Pride and Joy – The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Seated / Standing Hill – Runnin’ – Trespassing (Deluxe Version)

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