Victorious 484

Inspiration: victory- achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties This week is UNITY week in west Michigan, as the four-day Unity Christian Music Festival takes over waterfront Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.  Live performances by many of the top contemporary Christian music artists, including: Rhett Walker Band, Tenth Avenue … Continue reading Victorious 484

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Turn It Up 479

Inspiration:  We're about halfway through 2019...so "you better TURN IT UP!"  These three words remind me of the SoulCycle promo from 2017...and you don't have to be a fan of SoulCycle to be inspired by this short video.   For this 45+ minute ride, get your CREW together and get ready to burn some cals!  Don't … Continue reading Turn It Up 479

Better Together: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month (PFP Ride) 472

Inspiration:  April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month and Pedaling for Parkinson's is a cycling program to help those with PD! This is my 45-minute playlist for a PFP class I am subbing this Friday morning! While this playlist / ride profile was made specifically for the PFP class this week, I'm planning to use this … Continue reading Better Together: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month (PFP Ride) 472

No Regrets 466

Inspiration:  Ride with NO REGRETS!  Don't regret missing the details below...including these FAVORITE (and all current) tracks from Warm-up to Cool-down:  Finest Hour, No Sleep, Freak, Survivor, Sucker, One, Reason, One Less Day (see the Video!), Give It To Me, Talk About It, No Regrets, Peer Pressure Balkan Disco, and Life Must Go On...All of … Continue reading No Regrets 466

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

This Mountain 461

Inspiration:  TGIF!  A couple weeks ago I heard the title track for this ride and have been building the profile and playlist since.  Today it's done...a great start to the new month!  Just a few hills ahead here...some sprint intervals mixed in. So what's noteworthy?  Thunder to the Ground makes for a great opener, Mountain At … Continue reading This Mountain 461

Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

Inspiration:  A west Michigan snow day calls for a SPOTIFY marathon AND a new 90-minute playlist / ride profile!  This time my brother-in-law Clint had some great suggestions...this should be a GOOD ONE, planning on this for tomorrow's FTP 90 class! The ride is named for the Moody Blues track and perfect for this ALTERED STATES … Continue reading Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

Inspiration:  Winter has returned to Grand Rapids, MI this weekend...a few inches of snow, sub-zero temps and talk about even colder wind chills!  It's a great day to hibernate with a new Spotify SPINlist for an upcoming Endurance Ride.  Several classic rock tracks from Styx, The Doobie Brothers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan...and just … Continue reading On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

People Like Us 457

Inspiration:  When working up a new playlist I tend to search more for new (Spotify New Music Friday & Radar Release) or new-to-me tracks (Spotify Discover Weekly), but for this ride I scrolled through my archives of tracks that I've used over the past 6 years...I think you'll like this SPINLIST.  I used it (the 47m … Continue reading People Like Us 457