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

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Fall In 400

Inspiration: FOUR HUNDRED! No shortage of playlists and posts here at FOR THE RIDE INSIDE! A little irony with this FALL IN post... For the extended MLK Jr Holiday Weekend, my wife and daughters and I had a getaway weekend at our cottage in northern Michigan. Other than a 3 hour ROAD TRIP Saturday afternoon, … Continue reading Fall In 400

Conquerors 392

Inspiration: An intense and motivational ride for the Weekend Warriors that give a great fight EVERY day of the week. Many tracks packed with powerful words and phrases...this IS my new FAVORITE mix. Not too much that's new, but all that is just great music by some talented artists: Muse, Sia, Mumford & Sons, Eminem, … Continue reading Conquerors 392

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 … Continue reading Good Times 369

Stay (and FIND IT) 364

Inspiration: This year my SPRING BREAK has been a STAYcation...Spring NO-BREAK Week. NO BREAK is right, I've been busy covering other classes for instructors that are getting out of town for the week...going on 12 days in a row with one (or two) classes a day. They'll all be glad to know I haven't forgotten … Continue reading Stay (and FIND IT) 364

Welcome To The New…Year! 351

Inspiration: WELCOME 2017...we have so much to do this year! Let's start off right with a powerful ride INSIDE! Many are happy to see '16 off, hopeful for a much better year ahead. Actually, I thought 2016 was a pretty good year on many fronts...personally, 2016 brought us: a new home, a full year on … Continue reading Welcome To The New…Year! 351

Never Give Up 345

Inspiration: Three words to motivate you this month: NEVER. GIVE. UP. We'll survive these last few weeks of 2016 and look forward to an amazing 2017. I used both versions of this mix last week...check them out this weekend. Enjoy the Ride! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 62 minutes / 51 minutes Ride … Continue reading Never Give Up 345

Crossroads (aka Take My Breath Away) 344

Inspiration: Thanks Katy for the email this week...it's been too long since I've logged into my WordPress account and posted more FOR THE RIDE INSIDE! I've been wanting to get this mix posted as I've used it 3 or 4 times the past week...my new favorite 60m ride mix and great feedback from many riders. … Continue reading Crossroads (aka Take My Breath Away) 344

Something Wild 335

Inspiration: Looking for something WILD? Go for a ride on the WILD SIDE! Check out this mix with several new tracks from a variety of artists...many you may not have heard of. Thanks again SPOTIFY New Music Friday and Discover Weekly for the ideas. This ride has some great remixes and lots of quicker flat … Continue reading Something Wild 335

Happy Place 322

Inspiration: This post is inspired by and dedicated to LaughFest '16. The annual and SERIOUSLY FUNNY event that provides the BEST MEDICINE throughout the greater Grand Rapids community. This year's event kicked off last Thursday and runs practically non-stop through the 20th. First and foremost, this is an awareness and fundraising event that's all about … Continue reading Happy Place 322