N is for NEW Year 520

Happy 2022! 🎉 Starting the new year, looking back to traffic on FOR THE RIDE INSIDE over the years…going back to 2012. NEARLY TEN YEARS of memorable rides, great music, fitness friendships, and hundreds of blog posts! Sad to say that 2021 was a light traffic year, with only 26K views and about 12K visitors…the … Continue reading N is for NEW Year 520

C is for Christmas 519

Happy Holidays! I hope this blog post finds you in good health and filled with only the joyous feelings of the Christmas season! After the past 20+ months we do need more JOY all around the world. JOY for the Canum family came just about two years ago with the arrival of our 1st grand … Continue reading C is for Christmas 519

S is for SPINtastic 516

This week the S’s have it! A 12-track, 45-minute, eclectic mix with Springsteen, Sia, Seether, REO Speedwagon, Sam Smith, Santana, Harry Styles, Styx, The Struts, Snow Patrol, Nina Simone with Sofi Tukker and Ed Sheeran! Track # - Movement 01-Warm up02-Quick seated flat…group ride!03-Rolling Hills…alt Standing Hill, seated downhill run04-Progressive climb with acceleration intervals…seated start, … Continue reading S is for SPINtastic 516

G is for GO! 515

Having a GREAT TIME with this 45-minute mix, featuring artists like Galantis, Greta Van Fleet, Martin Garrix, Genesis, Guns & Roses, Lady Gaga and many more! Used it for a couple classes this week, including today’s an early morning sub class…and it was a crowd favorite! LET’S GO and ENJOY THE RIDE 🚴🏻🎶😅 On Spotify: … Continue reading G is for GO! 515

MOVE 512

Just a speed post this time…just FIVE 🔥 takeaways! FIRST…the Spotify playlist (they’re all good!): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0sMzR9vYw3SILP6KRq6Rap?si=Mb1m2mxRQrawBp8V4Fy4wQ&dl_branch=1 SECOND…the YouTube video playlist (haven’t done this in a while - be sure to check out HOT AIR BALLOON, SKYWALK, ALIVE, and SHIVERS): https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoYQYqSL2F7Mngz6ZW72mNFaUM-nvutyZ THIRD…if you’re in west Michigan, ride this one with me Monday, at the Mary Free … Continue reading MOVE 512

Adrenaline 508

A year ago TODAY, here in West Michigan, the Coronavirus pandemic got real...and what was projected to change for just a few weeks, rocked our world for months. This CORONA-Versary marks my last maskless studio cycling class and the last time in the office of my “day job”! When will maskless fitness classes in public … Continue reading Adrenaline 508

Guest Post: Nicole Shannon, Lunar Cycle Instructor

My knack for coaching started at a young age. Let's just say, I was the gym class all-star and have always loved sports and competition. My dad was and still is very active and competitive, so I guess I can thank him for those traits. I started practicing Gymnastics at the age of nine. That … Continue reading Guest Post: Nicole Shannon, Lunar Cycle Instructor

Guest Post: Diane Smith, Lunar Cycle Instructor

So even before the Coronavirus quarantine…have you ever dreamed of having your own in-home gym? You can walk in and use it whenever you want? No line, no check in, you can even workout in your pajamas! Treadmill, stationary bike, free weights...all for you. Also though, there’s no accountability, no community. You quickly find that … Continue reading Guest Post: Diane Smith, Lunar Cycle Instructor

Limitless 505

Inspiration:  This will be my last post for the next several weeks...FOR THE RIDE INSIDE is going dark for Lent in 2020.  And this is a great RED LINE, burner for Fat Tuesday! This mix loaded with speed and strength intervals on flats and hills, from 20 second sprints to full minute crushers!  And you … Continue reading Limitless 505

Why I Ride Inside…Lunar Cycle Owners Share Their Stories AND A Look Back: Instructor Guest Blogger Updates

I love hearing stories about how indoor cycling has been a life changer (even a life saver)!  Read on for two such stories from the owners and co-founders of Lunar Cycle, a new boutique indoor cycle studio set to open in Grand Rapids next month (January 2020).  If you follow most posts here...you should already … Continue reading Why I Ride Inside…Lunar Cycle Owners Share Their Stories AND A Look Back: Instructor Guest Blogger Updates