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

🔥 F’d up! 🔥 514

Starting with this ride playlist, the Monday night class at the Y suggested a couple artists after a recent class (YES! I encourage & welcome class requests: music, artists, drills, etc.)…Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy. To broaden the appeal for all riders, I added several other ‘F’ artists too. Let’s just say the playlist … Continue reading 🔥 F’d up! 🔥 514

Damn It Feels Good To Be Me 513

Hope you’re making your Sunday a FUNDAY! Maybe this ride / playlist will give you the proper vibe… On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6wCKDW2sd1Z1ZctEZ2e4We?si=hXBnu-kVS8K1R-pvO3AvAw&dl_branch=1 On YouTube: https://youtu.be/N9RrlA69WvU SpIN THE NEWS: https://www.self.com/story/benefits-of-cycling ENJOY THE RIDE! 🚴🏻🎶😅

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

Welcome Back + Carry On 507

If my last post way back in April started off with WTF, I have no idea how to start this post, more than 7 months later!  Here's a SHOUT OUT to John Bratton, owner of California Cycle Path, for an Instagram PM and kick in the ass to get back on the blog...Thanks John! So … Continue reading Welcome Back + Carry On 507

(for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Inspiration: WTF!  Life on Earth has changed so much since I signed off for an intentional pause, just before the start of Lent.  The irony of lent this year, turns out I gave up more than blog posts this lent...worse yet, tens of thousands of people are loosing their battle with Covid-19, and many survivors … Continue reading (for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus