Set Yourself Free 473

Inspiration:  While finishing up this playlist, I was watching the MSU Spartans battle the Texas Tech Red Raiders for chance to take the NCAA title this Monday.  Tough game to watch in the final seconds after State made a huge comeback halfway through the 2nd half.  Congrats to the Red Raiders for the victory...Congrats to the … Continue reading Set Yourself Free 473

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Wanted 471

Inspiration:   This may be your MOST WANTED ride & playlist for April!  So much great, current music here...and a BURNER 60-minute ride profile too.  I recently discovered an artist that I love for her motivational, get fired-up music, RAYELLE!  Like many good finds...Rayelle's GET READY is from a TV commercial...this one from the current Samsung … Continue reading Wanted 471

Get Dat 469

Inspiration:  Taking this for a SPIN soon...should be a BURNER with just over an hour of great tunes...19 in all!  Have an awesome weekend...the first of Spring for everyone north of the equator.  ENJOY THE RIDE! Genre:  Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Duration:  62 minutes Playlist and Summary Ride Profile:  -01- Good Time / Ocean Park Standoff Settle in, … Continue reading Get Dat 469

A Look Back: March 2013 #52

On this Throwback Thursday, this Look Back goes to the early days of this blog...when it was called steve:spin:list and I had less than a year in the saddle as an instructor. Seal's Amazing, Madonna's Give It 2 Me, and The Killers Mr. Brightside are favorites used on many rides! Check out IT'S TIME...#52 March … Continue reading A Look Back: March 2013 #52

A Look Back…#315 February 2016

From Rolling Stone, February 23, 2016: 10 New Artists You Need to Know: February 2016I only know about Kaleo and Way Down We Go (check it out if you haven't listened yet)...but haven't heard much since 2016. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-february-2016-15987/ Hey Hey Hallelujah (for the ride inside)...this was my favorite ride and playlist of the 29 days! … Continue reading A Look Back…#315 February 2016

Make Your Move 464

Inspiration:  This was the playlist and profile FOR THE RIDE INSIDE last night at the David D. Hunting YMCA...and it was a good one!  I always get fired up when a 1st timer joins the cast of regulars....and we had four who MADE THEIR MOVE and dropped-in to check out what exactly goes on in … Continue reading Make Your Move 464

Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Inspiration:   HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY...a great day to unplug from all the noise and negativity associated with our current President and pay tribute to one or more of our past Presidents (Who's one of your favorites? For me, #40...Ronald Reagan).  For many this also means a long winter weekend...I'll take it! It also means tomorrow is … Continue reading Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

We Got the Power 462

Inspiration:  Power...MORE POWER!  More great MUSIC to power your ride INSIDE.  Three favorite power climbin' tracks:  We Got the Power, Incredible, Dreamin.   MR. ROBOTO (Styx) is the THROWBACK track on this playlist and seems to be a favorite after three classes this week!  Great new releases to start and end the ride too.  Happy BDay Khalid...21 … Continue reading We Got the Power 462

A Look Back…#354 January 2017

Coincidently the opening track FREEZE TIME fits with the coldest weather in West Michigan in about 25 years...as the Polar Vortex hovers over the Great Lakes region! https://fortherideinside.com/2017/01/23/stronger-than-we-think-354/

Wednesday Poll: Studio Cycling class format

Back in the day, if you said you were going to SPIN CLASS, most people had a good idea of what that meant.  Today, with all the amazing and varied options...indoor cycling comes in many shapes and sizes.  Today's POLL:  share your favorite format(s)...either as a rider/participant or as an instructor/coach. I found the following … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Studio Cycling class format